European handbook of plant diseases.
This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the diseases of cultivated plants and major forest and amenity trees in Europe. The team of authors, comprising 170 specialists from across Europe, provide a clear, authoritative account of each disease. The handbook follows the systematic classification of pathogens under the following chapter headings; viruses; diseases assumed to be due to viruses; mollicutes and rickettsia-like organisms; bacteria; Oomycetes; Chytridiomycetes; Ascomycetes; and Basidiomycetes. Pathogens are classified as of major, intermediate or minor importance in Europe. Each entry for a major pathogen is divided into the following sections: name, synonyms and anamorph names; basic description of pathogen; hosts; host specialization; geographical distribution; diseases; epidemiology; economic importance; control; and special research interest. Over 1000 organisms are covered including 600 fungi, 100 bacteria and 300 viruses and similar organisms. A bibliography is provided at the end of each chapter. Host and pathogen indexes are appended.