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Moore, W.C., 1959

British Parasitic Fungi

The equivalent of Ellis & Elllis's "Land Plants" but for cultivated plants. Although now rather old, it still provides the most encyclopaedic and comprehensive account of the microfungi that grow on living material of cultivated plants in Britain.

The first section is a list of host genera with the fungal parasites afflicting each. This is followed by the parasites section which describes the history and occurrence of the disease. The work concentrates on listing diseases and their causative organisms. The reader is referred to the original publications for descriptions of symptoms or causative organism.

Many new pathogens have since arrived or been discovered and the synonymy is inevitably very dated, but this is still a useful work.

Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Pages 430
Illustrations None.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope


the equivalent for wild plants Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
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