Seed Health Testing: Progress Towards the 21st Century
eBook Title: Seed Health Testing: Progress Towards the 21st Century
Publisher: CABI; 1 edition (September 1997)
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
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Pages: 288 pages
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This book is based on selected papers developed from the second International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) –Plant Disease Committee symposium, held in Cambridge in August 1996. Contributors include research workers active in this area from all parts of the world.
The book is divided into five sections. The first discusses new and priority seedborne diseases from the different geographical regions of the world. The second addresses policy issues and is by authors from seed testing organizations, commerce and government. The next section describes new technical developments in seed health testing, particularly the detection of seedborne fungi and viruses using molecular techniques. There is then a group of papers evaluating new methods in comparative tests, conducted by both the ISTA-PDC and the International Seed Health Initiative (ISHI). The final part of the book examines quality assurance in routine seed health testing laboratories and in the production of high quality seed.
The book represents an essential reference for all plant pathologists working with seeds and for seed testing laboratories.