Table of Contents Symposia

Theme 1: Plant-pathogen Interactions

1.1 Gene-for-Gene interactions: molecular structures and functions
1.2 Cell signalling and the hypersensitive reaction
1.3 Cell biology of plant-pathogen interactions
1.4 Intercellular signals and systemic acquired resistance
1.5 Gene regulation in plant-pathogenic bacteria
1.6 Secretion systems and the hypersensitive reaction
1.7 Behavior of pathogens on plant surfaces
1.8 Molecular biology of fungal pathogenicity
1.9 Secondary metabolites and resistance
1.10 Developmental biology of plant pathogenic fungi
1.11 Viral pathogenicity
1.12 Mechanisms of resistance to viruses
1.13 Virus-vector interactions
1.14 Changes in plant gene expressions at nematode feeding sites

Theme 2: Population Biology, Ecology and Epidemiology

2.1 Uses of models in plant epidemiology
2.2 Population genetics, structure and dynamics
2.3 Pathogen strategies in native vegetation
2.4 Dispersal, movement and spatial processes
2.5 The external environment and plant-pathogen interactions
2.6 Environmental physiology of plant-pathogen interactions
2.7 Biotic interactions in the soil
2.8 Crop physiology, yield determinants and epidemic progress
2.9 Endophytism in plant pathology
2.10 Ecological basis of biological control

Theme 3: Plant Pathology in Practice

3.1 The biological basis of disease control decision support
3.2 The technological basis of disease control decision support
3.3 The status of molecular methods for pathogen detection, diagnosis and estimation in commercial detection technology
3.4 Conventional and enhanced breeding strategies for resistance to pathogens
3.5 Molecular approaches to biological control strategies
3.6 Disease management in changing rice production systems
3.7 Diseases of woody plants: biology, management and control
3.8 The biological basis of disease control decision support

Theme 4: Global Perspectives

4.1 Biodiversity and conservation of economic plants for disease resistance
4.2 Climate change: potential scenariose for plant disease and air pollutants
4.3 Information technology for plant pathology
4.4 Diseases which disrupt natural ecosystems
4.5 Agenda 21, sustainability and environment: strategies for plant pathology
4.6 Exotic pathogen threats: risk assessment
4.7 Plant disease and the resource-poor farmer
4.8 Seed health: implications in plant protection and international movement of seeds
4.9 Disease control: growers, consumers and environmental perspectives

Theme 5: New Control Options

5.1 Preventing and controlling disease in systems involving low external costs
5.2 The practical status of biological control approaching the 21st century
5.3 Genetically-engineered disease resistance 1. Foreign genes
5.4 Genetically-engineered disease resistance 2. Modified natural resistance
5.5 New approaches toward identifying fungicide modes of action and resistance
5.6 Uses and challenges with novel fungicides for plant disease control