Table of contents for Molecular biology in plant pathogenesis and disease management / P.Narayanasamy.


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Introduction ....  ........................................     1
1.1  Disease Development in Individual Plants ......................  1
1.2  Disease Development in Populations of Plants ..................  3
References .. ..............................                    4
Molecular Biology of Plant Disease Development ..................  7
2.1  Fungal Pathogens ..................  .... ...............  9
2.1.1  Attachment of Fungal Pathogens to Plant Surfaces .......  9
2.1.2  Germination of Spores and Penetration of Host
Plant Surfaces .....................   ........... 10
2.1.3  Colonization of Host Tissues ......................... 32
2.1.4  Symptom Expression ............................    57
2.2  Bacterial Pathogens  .......................................  62
2.2.1  Initiation of Infection .............................. 62
2.2.2  Colonization of Host Tissues ......................... 68
2.2.3  Symptom Expression ........................... 116
2.3  Phytoplasmal Pathogens ................ ................ 120
2.4   Viral Pathogens .........................................123
2.4.1  Movement of Plant Viruses .......................  123
2.4.2  Symptom Expression ...................    ......... 139
2.5  Viroids  ................... ................................145
Appendix 1: Detection of Components of the Extracellular Matrix
of Germinating Spores of Stagonospora nodorum
(Zelinger et al. 2004)  ......................................  148
Appendix 2: Separation of the Fungal Chromosomal DNA Containing
Toxin Gene(s) of Alternaria alternata by Pulsed Field Gel
Electrophoresis (Masunaka et al. 2005) ..................  ....  149
References ............................................. 151



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Phytopathogenic microorganisms, Plant diseases