The Parasitic Plant Connection

General References to Parasitic Plants

Anonymous. 1973. Symposium on Parasitic Weeds [cover image]. The European Weed Research Council, Parasitic Weeds Research Group, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Printed by Malta University Press.295 pp.

Bouwmeester, H. J., R. Matusova, Z. K. Sun, and M. H. Beale. 2003. Secondary metabolite signalling in host-parasitic plant interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 6: 358-364.

Büssing, A., ed. 2000. Mistletoe: the genus Viscum [cover image]. Volume 16 of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles. Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam.

Calder, D. M. and Bernhardt, P. 1983. The Biology of Mistletoes [cover image]. 348 pp. Academic Press, New York.

Cubero, J. I, M. T. Moreno, D. Rubiales, and J. Sillero. 1999. Resistance to Orobanche: The state of the art [cover image]. Congresos y Jornadas 51/99. Dirección General de Investigación y Formación Agraria. Servicios de Publicaciones y Divulgación. Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca (Editor). ISBN: 8489802-51-3. 199 pp.

Fay, M. F., J. R Bennett, K. W. Dixon and M. J. M. Christenhusz. 2010. Parasites, their relationships and the disintegration of Scrophulariaceae sensu lato. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 26 (4): 286-313.  A review of this paper by D. L. Nickrent can be seen HERE.

Fer, A. Thalouarn, P., Joel, D. M., Musselman, L. J., Parker, C, and Verkleij, J.A. C., editors. 2001. Proceedings of the 7th. International Parasitic Weed Symposium [cover image]. Faculté des Sciences, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France. 312 pp. ISBN 2-9516957-0-5. Click HERE for a table of contents.

Geils, B. W., J. C. Tovar., and B. Moody. 2002. Mistletoes of North American conifers. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-98.Ogden, UT. U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 123 pp. For a pdf file of this publication, click HERE.

Hawksworth, F. G. and Wiens, D. 1972. Biology and Classification of Dwarf Mistletoes (Arceuthobium). [cover image] Agricultural Handbook No. 401. 234 pp. Forest Service, USDA, Washington, D.C.

Hawksworth, F. G. and Wiens, D. 1996. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology and Systematics. [cover image] Agricultural Handbook No. 709. 410 pp. USDA Forest Service, Washington D.C. This publication is now out of print, but the full text can be accessed HERE.

Heide-Jorgensen, H. S. 2008. Parasitic Flowering Plants. [cover image] Brill, The Netherlands. ISBN: 9004167501 9789004167506.

Joel D.M., Gressel J., and Musselman L. J. 2013. Parasitic Orobanchaceae: Parasitic Mechanisms and Control Strategies. [cover image]. Springer, Heidelberg. 513 pp.

Koskela, T., S. Puustinen, V. Salonen, and P. Mutikainen. 2002. Resistance and tolerance in a host plant-holoparasitic plant interaction: Genetic variation and costs. Evolution 56: 899-908.

Koskela, T., V. Salonen, and P. Mutikainen. 2001. Interaction of a host plant and its holoparasite: effects of previous selection by the parasite. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 910-917.

Kuijt, J. 1969. The Biology of Parasitic Flowering Plants. [cover image] 246 pp. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Kuijt J. 2015. Santalales. [cover image] Pages 1-189 in Kubitzki K, ed. The families and genera of vascular plants. XII Flowering plants: eudicots Santalales, Balanophorales. , vol. 12. Cham Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

López-Saez, J. A., P. Catalán, and L. Sáez (editors). 2002. Plantas Parásitas de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. [cover image] Mundi-Prensa, Madrid. 534 pp. [Parasitic Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands]. Seven chapters by multiple authors with many color photographs.

Mat Salleh, K. 1991. Rafflesia: Magnificent Flower of Sabah [cover image]. 48 pp. Borneo Publishing Company, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.

Mathiasen, R. M., D. L. Nickrent, D. C. Shaw, and D. M. Watson. 2008. Mistletoes: pathology, systematics, ecology, and management. Plant Disease 92 (7): 988-1006. For a PDF file of this article click HERE.

Medel, R. 2001. Assessment of correlational selection on tolerance and resistance traits in a host plant-parasitic plant interaction. Evolutionary Ecology 15: 37-52.

Moore, R. (ed.). 1983. Vegetative compatibility responses in plants. [cover image] 163 pp. Baylor University Press, Waco, TX.

Moreno, M. T., Cubero, J. I., Berner, D., Joel, D., Musselman, L. J. and Parker, C. (eds.). 1996. Proceedings of the 6th. International Parasitic Weed Symposium. [cover image] Advances in Parasitic Plant Research. 929 pp. Dirección General de Investigación Agraria, Servicio de Publicaciones y Divulgación, Cordoba, Spain. ISBN: 84-87564-43-7.

Musselman, L. J., ed. 1987. Striga [cover image]. Volume 1 of Parasitic Weeds in Agriculture. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Musselman, L. J., and W. F. Mann, Jr. 1978. Root parasites of southern forests [cover image]. U. S. Dept. Agric., Forest Service. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-20. Southern Forest Experimental Station, New Orleans, LA. 76 pp. Black and white version of publication HERE. Color version HERE.

Musselman, L. J., Worsham, A. D. and Eplee, R. E. (eds.). 1979. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Parasitic Weeds. [cover image] 296 + suppl. pp. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Mutikainen, P., and T. Koskela. 2002. Population structure of a parasitic plant and its perennial host. Heredity 89: 318-324.

Nais, J. 2001. Rafflesia of the world [cover image]. Sabah Parks, Kota Kinabalu. ISBN: 983-812-042-1. For more information, click HERE.

Nickrent, D. L. unpublished. Malaysia's unique biological diversity: new insights from molecular evolutionary studies of parasitic flowering plants. Paper given October 2, 1995 at the International Symposium & Workshop on Conservation Biology: Molecular, Biotechnological, and Conventional Approaches. University of Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia. Organizers: M. A. Salleh and J. Beaman.

Nickrent, D. L. 2002. Plantas parásitas en el mundo. Capitulo 2, pp. 7-27 en J. A. López-Sáez, P. Catalán and L. Sáez [eds.], Plantas Parásitas de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Mundi-Prensa, Madrid. [Parasitic Plants of the World, in Parasitic Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Click here for an English version of this chapter].

Nickrent, D. L. 2002. Orígenes filogenéticos de las plantas parásitas. Capitulo 3, pp. 29-56 en J. A. López-Sáez, P. Catalán and L. Sáez [eds.], Plantas Parásitas de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Mundi-Prensa, Madrid. [Phylogenetic Origins of Parasitic Plants, in Parasitic Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Click here for an English version of this chapter].

Nickrent, D. L. 2011. Santalales (Including Mistletoes). Encyclopedia of Life Science. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003714.pub2]. For a PDF file of this article click HERE.

Nickrent, D. L. V. Malécot, R. Vidal-Russell, and J. P. Der. 2010. A revised classification of Santalales. Taxon 59: 538-558. For a PDF file of this article click HERE.  Supplemental data file on chromosome numbers HERE.

Nickrent, D. L. and L. J. Musselman. 2004, updated 2010. Introduction to parasitic flowering plants. APS Education Center Introductory Topics: Introductions to the Major Pathogen Groups. Available at their web site HERE.

Parker, C. L., Musselman, L. J., Polhill, R. M. and Wilson, A. K.(eds.). 1984. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Parasitic Weeds. [cover image]. 265 pp. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria.

Pennings, S. C., and R. M. Callaway. 2002. Parasitic plants: parallels and contrasts with herbivores. Oecologia 131: 479-489.

Polhill, R. and D. Wiens. 1998. Mistletoes of Africa [cover image]. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 370 pp.

Press, M. C. and J. D. Graves (eds.) 1995. Parasitic Plants. [cover image] Chapman and Hall, London.

Press, M. C., and A. L. Gurney. 2000. Plant eats plant: sap-feeding witchweeds and other parasitic angiosperms. Biologist 47:189-193. A great general article.

Ransom, J. K., Musselman, L. J., Worsham, A. D. and Parker, C. (eds.). 1991. Proceedings of the 5th. International Symposium of Parasitic Weeds. [cover image] 550 pp. CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 968-6127-58-5.

Reif de Paula, C. H. 2004. Contribuição à Taxonomia das Famílias Eremolepidaceae, Loranthaceae e Viscaceae no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Ph.D. Dissertation. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Fernando Ferrari 75, Botafogo, CEP 22231-040. 57 pages + 55 plates. Original in Portuguese, translated to English by D. L. Nickrent:  Contribution to the Taxonomy of Eremolepidaceae, Loranthaceae and Viscaceae from Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The English version of this thesis is available as a pdf file (4.8 MB) HERE.

Salonen, V., M. Vestberg, and M. Vauhkonen. 2001. The effect of host mycorrhizal status on host plant-parasitic plant interactions. Mycorrhiza 11: 95-100.

Svensson, B. M., and B. A. Carlsson. 2004. Significance of time of attachment, host type, and neighbouring hemiparasites in determining fitness in two endangered grassland hemiparasites. Annales Botanici Fennici 41: 63-75.

Visser, J. 1981. South African Parasitic Flowering Plants. [cover image] 177 pp. Juta & Co., Lmt., Capetown.

Watson D. M. 2011. Mistletoes of Southern Australia. [cover image] CSIRO Publishing. 188 pp.

Weber, H. C. 1978. Schmarotzer: Pflanzen de von anderen leben. [cover image] 208 pp. Belser Verlag, Stuttgart.

Weber, H. C. and Forstreuter, W. (eds.). 1987. Parasitic Flowering Plants: Proceedings of the 4th. International Symposium on Parasitic Flowering Plants. [cover image] 848 pp. Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany.

Yong J., Wei, J. W., Khew, J. Y. T., Rong, S. C., and San W. 2015. A guide to the common epiphytes and mistletoes of Singapore. [cover image] CENGAGE Learning (Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology), National Park Board, Singapore, Andover.

In addition:

A Newsletters exists for parasitic plants called Haustorium which is edited by Chris Parker and Lytton Musselman. The website where past issues of Haustorium can be found HERE.

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