Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Fungal Pathogenicity

Edited by Sadia Sultan

Universiti Teknologi MARA

This book is specially written for researchers at various levels, for example, in forestry, agriculture, industry, university and college laboratories. It describes the fungal pathogenicity; resistance behavior of fungal biofilms and its mechanisms; different categories of fungal infection and colonization patterns with example relevant to soybean; characteristics of white rob of corncob and head smut of maize such as cycle, pathogenicity factors, control methods, the abilities of chitosan and its derivatives to elicit resistance reactions in plants and its action in the production and viability of fungal spores; and the mode of actions of single constituents of different essential oils depending on different case studies. In addition, this book also describes the importance of synthetic peptides as an alternative tool for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis. Finally, a survey of fungal diseases occurring on trees of Namibia is described. This survey is the first dedicated step to find ways of protecting them from disease-causing agents.

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Fungal PathogenicityEdited by Sadia Sultan

Published: May 11th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60789

ISBN: 978-953-51-2393-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2394-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5431-0

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

12640 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biofilm Formation as a Pathogenicity Factor of Medically Important Fungi

By Taissa Vieira Machado Vila and Sonia Rozental


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2. Infection Mechanisms and Colonization Patterns of Fungi Associated with Soybean

By Michelle L. Pawlowski and Glen L. Hartman


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3. Stenocarpella maydis and Sporisorium reilianum: Two Pathogenic Fungi of Maize

By Jorge Alvarez-Cervantes, Edna M. Hernandez-Dominguez, Maura Tellez-Tellez, Virginia Mandujano-Gonzalez, Yuridia Mercado-Flores and Gerardo Diaz-Godinez


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4. Fungal Growth Control by Chitosan and Derivatives

By Enio Nazaré De Oliveira Junior


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5. Investigating the Effects of Plant Essential Oils on Post-Harvest Fruit Decay

By Hazem S. Elshafie and Ippolito Camele


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6. Synthetic Peptides as an Alternative Tool for the Diagnosis of Cryptococcosis

By Rafael M.S. de S. Brandão, Liline M.S. Martins and Semiramis J.H. do Monte


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7. Fungal Diseases Occurring on Trees of Namibia

By Percy M. Chimwamurombe


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