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It had been long felt need by plant Virologists in India and abroad to bring out a comprehensive publication on virus and virus-like pathogens infecting fruit crops with special emphasis to the research work done in the Indian subcontinent. Therefore, I decided to write my experiences on fruit viruses gained in India and abroad with a joint authorship with a well known Entomologist, Dr. K.P. Srivastava. I gained on hand experience on virus and virus like diseases of fruit crops while working at the Regional stations of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Shimla and Kalimpong. I was exposed to viruses of fruit crops while working at the University of California, INRA Bordeaux, France and several Research Institute at Brazil and my visit to CREC, University of Florida, Australia, China and some other places. Finally, I gained long exposure on viruses at the Advanced Centre for Plant Virology at IARI, New Delhi through National and International projects. Diseases particularly of virus nature posed serious threat to fruit industry as these pathogens are difficult to manage. Viruses of vegetatively propagated fruit crops such as apple, peach, citrus and banana etc. are much more important economically due to perpetuation of these pathogens in these crops. Inadvertent propagation from contaminated sources is responsible for wide spread of these diseases and pathogens to wider areas in different geographic regions. About 288 Virus, Phytoplasma and Viroid diseases of 35 fruit crops, apple, pear, quince, apricot, almond, cherry, peach, plum walnut, peacan, chestnut, hazelnut, Kivi, persimon, avacado, banana, citrus, papaya, olive, coconut, date palm, oil palm, fig, jujube, pomegranate, bael, mulberry, pineapple, grapevine, strawberry, raspberry, blue berry, gooseberry, black currant and red currant have been described. Detailed information has been provided on distribution and economic importance of these diseases. There are six major chapters in the book. Each chapter carries information on disease symptoms, transmission, vector(s), hostrange, indicators, associated pathogen, their taxonomic position, diagnosis and management. In total 52 figures and 65 colour plates relevant to disease, in question, have been put in the book. The book entitled “VIRUS DISEASES OF FRUIT CROPS AND MANAGEMENT” written by Professor Y.S. Ahlawat and Dr. K.P. Srivastava is aimed to describe fruit crop diseases caused by viruses and allied pathogens will certainly be very helpful to the students and teachers of plant virology, plant pathology and horticulture including to grow virus-free fruit plantations in developing countries.
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Title Virus Diseases of Fruit Crops and Management Table of Content Introduction,Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Temperate Fruits,Virus Diseases of Pome Fruits,Viroid Diseases of Apple,Virus Diseases of Pear,Virus Diseases of Quince,Virus Diseases of Stone Fruits,Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Apricot,Virus Diseases of Almond,Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Cherry,Phytoplasma Diseases of Cherry,Viroid Diseases of Cherry,Virus Diseases of Peach and Nectarine, Phytoplasma Diseases of Peach,Viroid Diseases of Peach,Virus Diseases of Plum,Plum Leptonecrosis Phytoplasma,References,Virus Diseases of Shell Fruits,Virus Diseases of Walnut,Virus Diseases of Pecan (Carya illinoinensis or C. illinoensis),Virus Diseases of Chestnut (Castanea spp ),Virus Diseases of Hazelnut,Hazelnut Phytoplasma Diseases,Virus Diseases of Kivi ,Virus Diseases of Persimmon,Virus Diseases of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops,Virus Diseases of Avocado,Virus Diseases of Banana,Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Citrus, Citrus Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes,Citrus Diseases Caused by Mollicutes,Citrus Diseases Caused by Viroids,Virus Diseases of Papaya,Virus Diseases of Olive,Phytoplasma Diseases of Olive,Diseases of Coconut Palm, Date Palm and Oil Palm Virus Diseas, Viroid Disease of Coconu,Phytoplasma Diseases of Coconut P, Virus Diseases of Date Palm, Virus Diseases of Arid Fruits,Virus Diseases of Fig Tree (Ficus carica),Virus/Phytoplasma Diseases of BER,Virus-like Diseases of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.),Virus Diseases of BAEL (Aegle marmelos Corr.),Virus Diseases of Mulberry,Virus Diseases of Pineapple (Ananas comosus),Virus Diseases of Grapevine,Other Virus-like Diseases of Unknown Aetiology in Grape, Phytoplasma Diseases of Grapevine,Viroid Diseases of Grapevine,Virus Diseases of Small Fruits,Virus Diseases of Strawberry ,Virus Diseases Transmitted by Nematodes in Strawberry,Phytoplasma Diseases of Strawberry,Virus Diseases of Rubus (Raspberry and Blackberry),Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Blueberry and Cranberry ,Virus Diseases of Ribes: Gooseberry, Black Currant and Red Currt,D-1. Virus Diseases of Goosebe,D-2. Virus Diseases of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana),Virus Diseases of Black Currant (Ribes nigrum L.),D-2. Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Red Currant,Phytoplasma Diseases of Black Currant and Red Currant,References, Subject Index Page No. 570 Author's Name Y.S. Ahlawat and K.P. Srivastava Publisher Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd. Year Of Publication 2016 ISBN 10 No ISBN 13 978-93-80012-74-2 About The Book No Binding type N/A Book Size(len) No Series No book size(hei) 8 Book size width 4.75 Edition 1st
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