Full Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Role of Plant Pathology in Food Safety and Food Security [electronic resource] /
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
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.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Contributions to the 9th International Congress ; 3
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2010
Series Title Untraced Plant Pathology in the 21st Century, Contributions to the 9th International Congress ; 3
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20131220021649
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03718nam a22005055i 45