Ganoderma Diseases of Tropical Crops (Hardcover)

Ganoderma Diseases of Tropical Crops By Carmel A. Pilotti, Paul D. Bridge Cover Image

Ganoderma Diseases of Tropical Crops (Hardcover)


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The fungal genus Ganoderma includes around 80 currently recognized species that are widely distributed in temperate, subtropical and tropical regions, and cause disease in a range of economically important perennial crops and tree-like plants.

Ganoderma root and lower stem rots have a significant impact on yields from crops including oil palm, coconut, beverage crops, Acacia and rubber. The identification of species responsible for stem and butt rots is often ambiguous as closely related species may only be distinguished by subtle morphological differences. Within species there can be considerable morphological plasticity and this can make morphology-based identification difficult, particularly for species described from a single specimen. Molecular techniques are helping to slowly resolve Ganoderma taxonomy but it will be some time (if ever) before the taxonomy is fully resolved.

This book brings together information on Ganoderma species that are reported to be responsible for crop diseases in tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and covers taxonomy, biology, genetics, aetiology, epidemiology and control. This book is an essential resource for researchers in Ganoderma in crop science and tropical agriculture, as well as practitioners and industry.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800620766
ISBN-10: 1800620764
Publisher: Cabi
Publication Date: December 8th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English