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The Plant Diseases of Great Britain

Naturevolume 140page91 (1937) | Download Citation



THIS book, to which Dr. E. J. Butler has contributed a foreword, is a successful attempt to provide the plant pathologist—at rather a high price—with the key references to the literature on the principal plant diseases of Great Britain. The 183 host plants are conveniently arranged in groups as in the Ministry of Agriculture's reports on the annual occurrence of plant diseases, from which most of the nine hundred diseases included were taken. Under each host there is a list of diseases that may affect the plant and, where possible, the common names applied to these diseases are those recommended by the Plant Pathology Committee of the British Mycological Society. The attempt to name viruses and virus diseases will be particularly welcomed by plant pathologists. A selected list of literature references, mainly English but with a sprinkling of foreign papers, is given for the majority of the diseases, and each reference is briefly annotated to indicate. the contents of the paper. Where a paper is abstracted in the Review of Applied Mycology a reference to this is given. Two indexes are provided, one of authors and one of hosts and parasites.

The Plant Diseases of Great Britain:

a Bibliography. Compiled and annotated by Dr. G. C. Ainsworth. Pp. xii + 273. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1937.) 15s. net.

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