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CTA. 2001. Anti-virus kit. Spore 94. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Plant Viruses, Unique and Intriguing Pathogens Textbook of Plant Virology By L Bos, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 1999. 358 pp. ISBN 90 5782 012 9 NLG 150 Euro 68.05
Virus infections in crops may rapidly attain epidemic proportions and cause huge losses for farmers. Therefore a clear understanding of viruses, their role in nature and agriculture and the possibilities to control them is crucial. Plant Viruses, Unique and Intriguing Pathogens provides plant virologists with ample information. Instead of looking at viruses as an intriguing tool of molecular biological research, the author concentrates on pathogenic relationships with plants and crops. The analysis builds upon a concise review of what viruses actually are, their classification, and available detection techniques. After elaborating on the virus as a contagious agent and on its ecology, the author concludes with an account of measures to be taken by growers to control virus diseases. As viruses are intimately associated with the host s metabolism, effective direct control hardly exists. Hence mainly indirect measures are dealt with, such as cultural hygiene by the grower, removal of sources of infection, prevention by spread of vectors and improvements of resistance of crops. An authoritative and primary source of information in the field of plant virology and pathology. Plant Viruses, Unique and Intriguing Pathogens Textbook of Plant Virology By L Bos, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 1999. 358 pp. ISBN 90 5782 012 9 NLG 150 Euro 68.05 Backhuys Publishers PO Box 321, 2300 AH Leiden, The Netherlands Fax: +31 71 51 71 856 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org