Type: Book

Achieving durable disease resistance in cereals

Editor

Professor Richard Oliver is John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the Centre for Crop Disease Management at Curtin University, Australia. Amongst other honours, Professor Oliver is an Honorary Fellow of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Honorary Professor at Exeter and Nottingham Universities and was previously a Fellow at Rothamsted Research in the UK and a Visiting Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is also a past President of the British Society for Plant Pathology.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

14 September 2021

Length of book:

700 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786766014

Hardback - £180.00
£180.00
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Description

With the continuous struggle between crops and the diseases which exploit them, achieving durable disease resistance remains a challenge. The sector must influence developments in key areas to be able to achieve this goal for some of the major diseases that affect cereal crops.

Achieving durable disease resistance in cereals provides an authoritative review of these developments, from advances in understanding pathogen biology/epidemiology and plant pathogen interactions, to identifying sources of resistance and advances in techniques for breeding new varieties. This collection offers a comprehensive discussion on the major diseases that affect cereal crops, including, but not limited to, leaf rust, Fusarium head blight, Septoria tritici blotch, tan spot and powdery mildew.

Edited by Professor Richard Oliver, Curtin University, Australia, Achieving durable disease resistance in cereals will be a excellent reference framework for researchers in cereal science, arable farmers, government and private sector agencies supporting cereal production and companies supplying the cereals sector (e.g. seed companies; fertiliser and pesticide manufacturers.

Key features

  • Provides an authoritative review of the key developments in achieving durable disease resistance in cereal crops 
  • Comprehensive coverage of the major diseases that affect cereal crops (leaf rust, Fusarium head blight, Septoria tritici blotch, tan spot, powdery mildew) 
  • Assesses the key challenges in breeding durable disease-resistant cereals faced globally, with dedicated chapters to the regional strategies established by North America, Latin America, North-west Europe, North Africa and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indo-Gangetic Plain

What others are saying...

"The proposed collection of chapters by leading scientists broadly covers all aspects of durable resistance in cereals and represents one of the most comprehensive resources available to scientists on this topic. It will serve as a key reference on disease resistance for many years to come. I am very much looking forward to having a personal copy on my desk."
Mark E. Sorrells, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, USA

Table of contents

1.Global patterns in cereal diseases: Serge Savary, INRA, France;

Part 1 Fungal diseases of cereals: rusts
2.Advances in understanding the biology/epidemiology of rust diseases of cereals: Diane Saunders, John Innes Centre, UK;
3.Advances in identifying rust resistance genes in cereals: Peigao Luo, State Key Laboratory for Plant Diseases – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences , China;

Part 2 Fungal diseases of cereals: Fusarium head blight
4.Advances in understanding the epidemiology of Fusarium in cereals: Stephen Wegulo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA;
5.Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in Fusarium infection of cereals: Kim Hammond-Kosack, Rothamsted Research, UK;
6.Identifying resistance genes for Fusarium in cereals/advances in breeding techniques for durable Fusarium resistance in cereals: Guihai Bai, Kansas State University, USA;

Part 3 Fungal diseases of wheat: Septoria tritici blotch
7.Advances in understanding the epidemiology of Septoria tritici blotch in cereals: Steve Goodwin, Purdue University, USA;
8.Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in Septoria tritici blotch infection of cereals: Marc-Henri Lebrun, INRA, France;
9.Advances in breeding techniques for durable Septoria tritici blotch in cereals: Harsh Raman, DPI-NSW, Australia;

Part 4 Fungal diseases of wheat: Septoria nodorum blotch and spot blotch
10.Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in Septoria nodorum: Tim Friesen, USDA-ARS, USA;
11.Advances in genetic mapping of Septoria nodorum blotch resistance in wheat and applications in resistance breeding: Min Lin and Morten Lillemo, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway;
12.Identifying resistance genes for spot blotch in cereals/advances in breeding techniques for durable resistance in cereals: Ramesh Chand, Banaras Hindu University, India;

Part 5 Fungal diseases of wheat: net blotch
13.Advances in understanding the biology/epidemiology of net blotch infection of cereals: Anke Martin, University of Southern Queensland, Australia;
14.Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in net blotch infection of cereals: Robert Brueggeman, North Dakota State University, USA;
15.Identifying resistance genes/advances in breeding techniques for durable resistance to net blotch in cereals: Jerry Franckowiak, University of Minnesota, USA;

Part 6 Fungal diseases of cereals: tan spot, blast and Ramularia
16.Advances in understanding biology/epidemiology of tan spot: Reem Aboukhaddour, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada;
17.Advances in understanding biology/epidemiology of blast infection of cereals: José Mauricio Fernandes, Embrapa, Brazil;
18.Understanding plant-pathogen interactions in blast infection of cereals: Nick Talbot, Sainsbury Lab, UK;
19.Advances in understanding the biology/epidemiology of Ramularia: Neil Havis, SRUC, UK;

Part 7 Barley yellow dwarf virus
20.Advances in understanding the biology and epidemiology of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV): Douglas Lau, Embrapa Trigo, Brazil; Talita Bernardon Mar, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Fellow (CNPq) (Embrapa-CNPq), Brazil; Carlos Diego Ribeiro dos Santos, Postgraduate Program in Plant Science, Faculty of Agronomy, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil; Eduardo Engel, Postgraduate Program in Entomology, University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Paulo Roberto do Valle da Silva Pereira, Embrapa Florestas, Brazil;
21.Identifying resistance genes/advances in breeding techniques for durable resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus: Frank Ordon, Julius-Kuhn Institute, Germany;

Part 8 Fungal diseases of cereals: Regional strategies
22.Key challenges in breeding durable disease-resistant cereals: North America: Christina Cowger, USDA-ARS, USA;
23.Key challenges in breeding durable disease-resistant cereals: North-west Europe: James Brown, John Innes Centre, UK;
24.Key challenges in breeding durable disease-resistant cereals: North Africa and West Asia: Sarrah Ben M'Barek, ICARDA, Tunisia;