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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Strange, R.N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gullino, Maria Lodovica.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number SB621-795
ISBN 9781402089329
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Bioinformatics. ; Botany. ; Plant diseases.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8932-9
Collation online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security -- Plant Diseases and the World's Dependence on Rice -- Development of Appropriate Strategies to Control Cassava Diseases in Ghana -- Biosecurity in the Movement of Commodities as a Component of Global Food Security -- Global Food Security -- ISPP and the Challenge of Food Security -- Globalisation and the Threat to Biosecurity -- Genetic Modification (GM) as a New Tool in the Resistance Toolbox -- The Role of Plant Pathology and Biotechnology in Food Security in Africa -- Mycotoxins -- The Secondary Metabolite Toxin, Sirodesmin PL, and Its Role in Virulence of the Blackleg Fungus -- Biological and Chemical Complexity of Fusarium proliferatum -- Biosecurity and Quarantine -- Bioterrorism: A Threat to Plant Biosecurity? -- The Revised International Plant Protection Convention - a New Context for Plant Quarantine -- Pest Risk Analysis as Applied to Plant Pathogens. This book views the vulnerability of our crops in general to devastating diseases as well as specifically the disease problems of two important staples, rice and cassava. Increased travel and increased transport of plant material throughout the world pose ever more significant risks to the health of our plants. These include not only the destruction of our food crops by pathogens which may be imported accidentally or maliciously but also their contamination by fungi that produce powerful toxins (mycotoxins). How we should respond to these challenges is the subject of several papers. Clearly, quarantine is an important measure by which the spread of plant pathogens may be at least delayed, if not curtailed altogether, but breeding plants for resistance is the mainstay for maintaining the comparative health and productivity of our crops. However, adequate resistance may not be available in the gene pool of a given species or genus and therefore the possibility of genetic modification arises, a topic treated in two of the papers.