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Basic Plant Pathology

Neeta Sharma (Author) Avantina Sharma (Author) Abhishek Tripathi (Author)

This comprehensive updated textbook makes an attempt to present the fundamental principles and concepts of plant pathology in a simple way for the beginners. It includes history of plant pathology, symptoms of plant diseases, host–parasite relationship and interaction, epidemiology and forecasting of plant diseases, effect of climatic conditions on plant diseases, physiologic specialization, defense mechanism, methods of studying plant diseases and principles of plant disease control. Though it is primarily written to cater to the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students of botany and plant pathology in faculties of science and agriculture, it will also be useful to the candidates preparing for different competitive examinations.

Contents: Preface. 1. Plant pathology: an insight. 2. Terms used in plant pathology. 3. Plant diseases. 4. Importance of plant diseases. 5. Inanimate causes of plant diseases. 6. Animate causes of plant diseases. 7. Symptoms associated with plant diseases. 8. Dissemination and dispersal of plant pathogens. 9. Pathogenesis. 10. The defensive host. 11. The offensive pathogen. 12. Pathogen induced changes in the host. 13. Effect of environment on disease development. 14. Genetics of host-parasite interaction and molecular basis. 15. Epidemiology of plant diseases. 16. Measurement of plant diseases. 17. Forecasting of plant diseases. 18. Management of plant diseases. 19. Regulatory methods. 20. Physical methods. 21. Cultural practices. 22. Biological control. 23. Chemical control. 24. Host immunization. 25. Integrated disease management. Index.

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About the authors

Neeta Sharma

Dr. (Mrs.) Neeta Sharma, Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P.) is an active and dedicated researcher in the arena of Plant Pathology of fruits and vegetables. She has a brilliant academic record and written several papers in scientific periodicals of national and International repute. She contributed many review chapters to some of the important publications on the subject. In addition, credit goes to her for writing many popular science articles which have appeared in leading news-papers and renowned magazines. An outstanding teacher and an enthusiastic scientist Dr. Sharma is an active member of several scientific societies of India. She is fellow of pathological society of India and Bioved Research Society. Currently she is on the editorial Board of Bioved.

Avantina Sharma

Avantina Sharma is a young and dynamic writer, She is an achiever in life with exceptional achievements-both in the academic as well as extra curricular field, varied interests and expert communication skills. She has done her Master of Science in Nutrition from Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow. Endowed with good oratorical skills, she has been a meritorious scholarships like DST Award for ‘Meeting of Noble Laureates and Students” in Lindau, Germany, DAAD (German) scholarship, Margaret Wallace Scholarship, Mary. E. Shannon Scholarship and has maintained position at the top in academics. Her interaction with students, faculties, scientists- of national and international repute, Noble laureates- in India and abroad coupled with compering on TV and exchange with media-both visual and print gradually developed in her an appetite for good and popular writing on scientific and articles in newspapers, magazines, seminars and conferences, Presently she is teaching at a prestigious college and this book is dedicated to the students, teaching faculty, scientific community and all health conscious people who have an appetite for gaining knowledge about food. It is an effort to generate awareness and interests in nutrition and good health. The author can be contacted at avantina _ Sharma@ Yahoo. Com.

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Bibliographic information

Title Basic Plant Pathology
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386827883
length 344p., 4 Col Plates.