xvi, 335p., 60 B/W Illus., 30 Tables, Index, 25 cm. (First Edition pub. in 2002)
CONTENTS:- Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Introduction; External Symptoms of Infected Plants; Methods of Transmission; The Relations between Viruses and their Vectors; Mutation, Interference between Strains, and Recovery from Disease; Serological Reactions of Plant Viruses; Quantitative Methods of Assaying for Viruses; The Purification of Viruses: Treatment of Plants; Chemical and Physical Properties of Purified Virus Preparations; The Crystallinity of Plant Viruses; The Estimation of Particle Sizes; Types of Inactiviation; Taxonomy of Viruses; Virus Diseases and Host-Plant Physiology; Control Measures against Virus Diseases; Speculations on the Origins of Viruses; General Index; Author Index.
The book is an attempt to describe and correlate the advances that have been made so far in the study of plant viruses, and virus diseases. The book is a treasure for Agriculture and Horticulture Departments and all those interested in these subjects.