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Phytophthora: a global perspective.

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This book begins with an account of the early history of Phytophthora research and the tumultuous events setting the genus in motion. In keeping with its controversial inception, the chapter on taxonomy and phylogeny makes a compelling case that our current notion of Phytophthora as a genus is illusory. This chapter sets the stage for the importance of molecular tools on these enigmatic pathogens....


Chapter 10 (Page no: 87)

Biology and management of Phytophthora capsici in the southwestern USA.

Phytophthora blight by Phytophthora capsici limits the profitable production of many crops in New Mexico, especially chili peppers (Capsicum annuum). The edaphic factors and phenology of P. capsici, zoospore attachment, wounding and infection, biological interactions with other pathogenic microorganisms of P. capsici, host range and population diversity, genetic resistance and gene expression, screening of resistant cultivars and accessions, crop attributes and P. capsici, biorationals and induced resistance, and the effect of irrigation, fungicides and cover crops on the control of P. capsici are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A historical perspective of Phytophthora. Author(s): Ribeiro, O. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Taxonomy and phylogeny of Phytophthora and related oomycetes. Author(s): Thines, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Molecular identification of Phytophthora. Author(s): Martin, F. N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Characterizing Phytophthora populations. Author(s): Lamour, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 37) Phytophthora species hybrids: a novel threat to crops and natural ecosystems. Author(s): Érsek, T. Man in 't Veld, W. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 48) Phytophthora infestans and Phytophthora andina on Solanaceous hosts in South America. Author(s): Forbes, G. A. Morales, J. G. Restrepo, S. Pérez, W. Gamboa, S. Ruiz, R. Cedeño, L. Fermin, G. Andreu, A. B. Acuña, I. Oliva, R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 59) Phytophthora infestans and potato late blight in Europe. Author(s): Cooke, D. E. L. Andersson, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 68) Phytophthora infestans in the USA. Author(s): Halterman, D. Gevens, A. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 79) Phytophthora sojae on soybean. Author(s): Dorrance, A. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 96) Phytophthora capsici in the eastern USA. Author(s): Granke, L. Quesada-Ocampo, L. Hausbeck, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 104) Taro leaf blight caused by Phytophthora colocasiae. Author(s): Miyasaka, S. C. Lamour, K. Shintaku, M. Shrestha, S. Uchida, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 113) Phytophthora nicotianae. Author(s): Ludowici, V. A. Zhang WeiWei Blackman, L. M. Hardham, A. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 124) Phytophthora cinnamomi in Australia. Author(s): Hee, W. Y. Torreña, P. S. Blackman, L. M. Hardham, A. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 135) Phytophthora in US forests. Author(s): Balci, Y. Bienapfl, J. C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 146) The impact of invasive Phytophthora species on European forests. Author(s): Jung, T. Vettraino, A. M. Cech, T. Vannini, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 159) Phytophthora pinifolia: the cause of Daño Foliar del Pino on Pinus radiata in Chile. Author(s): Ahumada, R. Rotella, A. Poisson, M. Durán, Á. Wingfield, M. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 166) Phytophthora in woody ornamental nurseries. Author(s): Pérez-Sierra, A. Jung, T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 178) Distribution and biology of Phytophthora tropicalis. Author(s): Uchida, J. Kadooka, C. Y.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 187) Phytophthora palmivora in tropical tree crops. Author(s): Drenth, A. Guest, D.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 197) Phytophthora root rot of avocado. Author(s): Ploetz, R. C.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 204) The occurrence and impact of Phytophthora on the African continent. Author(s): Nagel, J. H. Gryzenhout, M. Slippers, B. Wingfield, M. J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 215) Phytophthora in Mexico. Author(s): Fernández-Pavía, S. P. Díaz-Celaya, M. Rodríguez-Alvarado, G.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 222) Phytophthora in China. Author(s): Wang YuanChao Dong SuoMeng
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 226) Globalization and Phytophthora. Author(s): Scott, P. Burgess, T. Hardy, G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781780640938
  • Record Number
  • 20133113110