The 1999 BSPP Presidential conference was held at at Hertford College, Oxford, UK from 19 - 22 December in association with the Association of Applied Biologists Virology Group. The BSPP president was Prof. Mike Jeger. Abstracts of all papers and posters are available online below and also in Word format for downloading. Pictures of the conference highlights are also online.
The text of the presidential address appears in Plant Pathology.
Population consequences of vegetative
(in)compatibility in fungi
Why study the population genetics of plant associated bacteria? Paul Rainey
Epichlo grass endophytes and their interaction
with a symbiotic fly.
Influence of virus spread on the outcome of
interspecific hybridisation between fungal pathogens
Fungal endophytes and nematodes of agricultural
and amenity grasses
Feeding on plant-pathogenic fungi by
invertebrates: relationships to saprophytic and mycorrhizal systems
Plant interactions with endophytic bacteria
Molecular mechanisms underlying GroEL-mediated
retention of plant viruses in their insect vectors.
Are chitinolytic rhizosphere bacteria really
beneficial to plants?
of potyviruses: the complexities of a seemingly simple process.
The evolution of virus vectors within the
leafhoppers and whiteflies.
Biotic interactions and whitefly-borne virus epidemics.
A theoretical assessment of the effects of
vector-virus transmission mechanism on plant virus disease epidemics
Identification and characterisation of virus
genes implicated in interactions with their fungal vectors
Investigating the interaction between
tobraviruses and their vector nematodes
Eriophyid mite transmitted viruses and virus-like
agents of plants
Plant virus and insect interactions that
determine the specificity of virus transmission by leaf-feeding beetles
Diversity and interactions among strains of Fusarium
oxysporum: application to biological control
The Use of Avirulent Mutants of Ralstonia
solanacearum to Control Bacterial Wilt Disease
Cross Protection in Cucurbits: Problems and
Ecological interactions between plant pathogens
and biocontrol bacteria
Interactions in the rhizosphere between plant
parasitic nematodes and nematophagous fungi
Biological control as a component of an
integrated approach to managing lettuce big-vein
Plant pathogen - herbivore interactions and their
effects on weeds
The role of hyperparasites in host plant -
parasitic fungi relationships
Microbial diversity, complex disease
interrelationships and root health
Mutualism and antagonism: Ecological interactions
among bark beetles, mites and fungi
Disease complexes, marram grass degeneration and
sand dune succession
Development of methods and models and their
application to disease problems in the perennial citrus crop system
The limits to predictability: chaos,
stochasticity and hidden variables
Modelling the epidemiology of Dutch elm disease
A technique for screening soil samples for
biocontrol agents of late blight of potato.
The effects of environmental factors on light
leaf spot epidemics on winter oilseed rape in the UK.
Modelling cross protection between plant virus
The genetic control of resistance to turnip
mosaic virus in Brassica.
Substantial reductions of wheat diseases by
Comparison of morphological, cultural and
biological characteristics between Japanese and European strains of Monilinia
fructigena (Aderh. & Ruhl.) Honey.
Modelling the growth of soil-borne fungi in
response to carbon and nitrogen
Resistance to turnip mosaic virus in Brassica.
Is the cassava mosaic epidemic in Uganda the
result of a new Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biotype ?
Percolation, heterogeneity and
the saprotrophic invasion of soil by the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani.
Effect of host biomass and growth
stage on the development of Septoria tritici blotch in wheat.
Effects of temperature and
wetness duration on infection of oilseed rape by ascospores of A-group or
B-group Leptosphaeria maculans (Stem canker).
Selection of biological control
agents for control of Allium white rot
Raspberry bushy dwarf virus in
Forecasting onion downy mildew
Synthesis of infectious
transcripts from a full-length cDNA clone of grapevine virus A and molecular
characterization of the viral proteins and RNAs.
Identification of three viruses
on Pisum sativum (pea) in South Africa
Forecasting light leaf spot of
winter oilseed rape in the UK.
The cause and incidence of sweet potato virus
disease in Uganda.
Spread of fungi through soil: can
soil physical conditions affect epidemics?
Optimising the use of fungicides to control stem canker of
Plant pathology in the new HGCA R&D strategy for
The study on the pathogen of
tobacco black death disease
Yield loss of winter oilseed rape
in relation to severity of stem canker (Leptosphaeria maculans) in the
Preliminary studies on blackspot of roses (Diplocarpon
Association of dsRNA with effects
on growth and virulence in Verticillium fungicola infecting cultivated Mushroom.
Pathogenicity and crucifer
isolates of Verticillium dahliae
Sequence analysis of Furoviruses of cereals from
China and Europe.
Yam viruses of the South Pacific
characterisation of Arabidopsis thaliana expressed sequence tags
representing novel genes for chitinases and thaumatin-like proteins.
Towards molecular detection of
strawberry crinkle virus.
Resistance to turnip mosaic virus
Virulent (V1) and avirulent (V2)
isolates of Verticillium albo-atrum against a resistant cultivar of
The effect of inoculation methods
and temperature on disease development inoculated with Verticillium
albo-atrum on tomato and lucerne plants