Summary: Breeding Crops With Resistance To Diseases And Pests | 9789086863280 | R E NIKS, et al

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  • 1 A multitude of attackers lies in wait

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  • What are attackers that belong to the micro-organisms called?

    - Called pathogens.
    - Live inside the plant.
    - Observed with a microscope.
  • How can the effects of pathogens on plants be identified?

    - The effects are called symptoms.
    - Include wilting, leaf yellowing, etc.
  • What term do entomologists prefer for small animals like nematodes and mites that suck fluids from plants, and what are parasitic higher plants called?

    - Entomologists prefer the term phytophagous insects for small animals such as nematodes and mites that feed on plant fluids.
    - Parasitic higher plants are called Striga and Orobanche.
    - These small animals have little mobility and can be observed without the aid of technology or with a simple loupe.
  • How are herbivorous insects and the damage they cause to plants described?

    - Herbivore refers to larger, mobile animals that eat plant tissue and cause biting damage.
    - Examples include caterpillars, locusts, and rodents.
    - Herbivorous insects are also categorized as phytophagous insects.
  • What is a host plant?

    - Serves as food and shelter for parasites or pathogens.
    - Cucumber is an example of a host plant.
  • How are plants related to herbivores?

    - Plants are food sources for herbivores, like grass for cows.
  • How does the book refer to parasites and pathogens?

    - Uses terms like 'pathogen', 'attacker', or 'pestilent organism' instead of 'parasite and/or pathogen'.
  • What is the definition of disease in plants?

    - Disease causes a physiological disturbance, leading to symptoms in plants.
  • What are the symptoms of plant diseases?

    - Symptoms include yellowing, wilting, stunting, and malformation.
  • What are infections in plants caused by?

    - Caused by viruses, phytoplasmas, bacteria, and vascular wilt fungi.

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