Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition is completely updated with color throughout and is packaged with a new DVD that includes more extras for students and professors alike. The first edition of this best selling textbook was carefully reviewed by subject matter specialists and plant pathology course instructors to help update the content, especially some of the quickly changing molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference.
The authors did not stray from their highly successful original approach. Imagine a plant pathology textbook that introduces and teaches all the key concepts of the science and is readable in a single semester by each and every student in your class. Essential Plant Pathology achieves that goal because it was written with students in mind.
This inviting new edition is written specifically to the introductory plant pathology course level by award-winning educators, Gail Schumann and Cleo D Arcy. The book is reader-friendly with important terms and concepts clearly identified. Special Did you know? boxes will spark student interest by providing cultural and historical facts about plant diseases and every chapter will guide students to recommended resources, study questions, Words to Know, Internet research exercises, and DVD exercises.
The new second edition text comes packaged with a dynamic DVD that works hand-in-hand with the popular APSnet Education Center and provides students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. This DVD contains many important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, new APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and new web links for each chapter.
The DVD is a key part of the book because it includes links to all of the enrichment materials from the APSnet Education Center, APSnet feature articles, and links to recommended websites. These are used for the exercises at the end of each chapter. This allows students to learn about diseases and topics of specific interest to them. Also, there are identification exercises for most of the chapters on the DVD. The DVD also includes the illustrated glossary with photos, diagrams and many of the definitions which are not included in the printed version in the book. For instructors, there are high resolution versions of all of the text images.
A printed version of the glossary on the DVD has been added to the textbook which includes synonyms, antonyms, and related terms that will aid students in learning the plant pathology vocabulary. In addition, Appendix 2, which provides disease examples, has been revised to add more tropical crops and diseases for use in chapter exercises.
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