Fungal Plant Pathogens

Fungal Plant Pathogens

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Fungal plant pathogens can threaten food security, economic prosperity and the natural environment. Changing factors such as pesticide usage, climate change and increasing trade globalization can bring new opportunities to plant pathogens, and new challenges to those attempting to control their spread. Covering the key techniques used when working with fungal plant pathogens, this practical manual deals with the recognition of disease symptoms, detection and identification of fungi and methods to characterize them, as well as curation, quarantine and quality assurance. It is unique in its practical focus, providing an overview of both traditional and emerging methods and their applications, and detailed protocols on techniques such as microscopy, antibody detection using ELISA methods and lateral flow devices, molecular methods using PCR and fingerprinting and preservation techniques including freeze drying. For postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of mycology and plant pathology Fungal Plant Pathogens provides an invaluable guide to investigating fungal plant diseases and interpreting laboratory findings. It is also a useful tool for extension plant pathologists, consultants and advisers in agriculture, horticulture and the food supply chainQuality. Systems. for. Plant. Health. Research. and. Diagnostic. Laboratories. The credibility of test results is critical to peer review, ... In recent years, there has been a push internationally for diagnostic laboratories to demonstrate this competence through accreditation to ISO/ IEC 17025, and this has now ... A suitable format is presented in Protocol 12.1 for an example SOP. ... Quality manual Quality procedures, Standard operating procedures (SOPs) PROCEDURES or PROTOCOLS |anbsp;...

Title:Fungal Plant Pathogens
Author: Charles R. Lane, Paul Beales, Kelvin Hughes
Publisher:CABI - 2012

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