PART I: THE CROP.n1. COFFEE: THE PLANT AND ITS CULTIVATION. 2. THE COFFEE INDUSTRY: HISTORY AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. PART II: THE ROOT-LESION NEMATODE, PRATYLENCHUS SPP.n3. TAXONOMY, MORPHOLOGY AND PHYLOGENETICS OF COFFEE-ASSOCIATED ROOT-LESION NEMATODES, PRATYLENCHUS SPP. 4. COFFEE-ASSICIATED PRATYLENCHUS SPP. - ECOLOGY AND INTERACTIONS WITH PLANTS. 5. ECONOMIC IMPORTNACE, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF PRATYLENCHUS SP. IN COFFEE PLANTATIONS. PART III: THE ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE, MELOIDOGYNE SPP.n6. TAXONOMY OF COFFEE-PARASITIC ROOT-KNOT NEMATODES, MELOIDOGYNE SPP. 7. COFFEE-ASSOCIATED MELOIDOGYNE SPP. - ECOLOGY AND INTERACTION WITH PLANTS. 8. MANAGEMENT OF MELOIDOGYNE SP. IN COFFEE PLANTATIONS. 9. GENETICS OF RESISTANCE TO ROOT-KNOT NEMATODES (MELOIDOGYNE SPP.) AND BREEDING. 10. GENOMIC TOOLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERED MELOIDOGYNE-RESISTANT COFFEE CULTIVARS. PART IV: OTHER COFFEE-ASSOCIATED NEMATODES.n11. OTHER COFFEE-ASSOCIATED NEMATODES. PART V: WORLD REPORTS.n12. BRAZIL. 13. COLOMBIA. 14. CENTRAL AMERICA. 15. INDONESIA AND VIETNAM. 16. INDIA. 17. THE IVORY COAST AND UGANDA.
Coffee is one of the most important commodities worldwide, sustaining national economies in the Americas, Africa and Asia. In many coffee-growing regions, parasitic nematodes cause yield losses which vary from 10-15% up to the complete decimation of the plantations, leading to economic and social crisis in local communities
An in-depth review of the scientific data generated since late nineteenth century on coffee-parasitic nematodes; historical as well as hard-to-retrieve publications are discussed throughout 17 chapters written by specialists in their subjects
Reviews key aspects of coffee-parasitic nematodes, such as taxonomy of coffee-parasitic Meloidogyne and Pratylenchus species, management, the interference of nematodes on coffee physiology, breeding for nematode-resistance and prospects of development of transgenic coffees
Contains chapters specifically dedicated to nematode problems in all major producing countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam and Central America, among others