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Text Book of Plant Diseases

G.P. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis This book has been written as a text and guide for post-graduate students dealing with of plant diseases, and plant protection as well as for research and extension workers in the field of plant parasites. More emphasis has been placed on contents that are important with a view to provide up-to-date and exhaustive information such as history, economics, identification, host response to infection, characteristics of diseases, their association with other plant pathogens and selected methods of study of parasites. While avoiding complications, the author has tried to make the study easy for the students as well as research and extension workers. The author of the present book has working on it for quite sometime to bring it up in a form that makes it a text and guide on plant diseases for students and research worker sin the field. As a consequence, the outline of the book is quite distinct from any textbook in plant diseases. This book provides information not only on taxonomy and structure of parasites but also on the diseases or injuries caused by them in plants and known methods of their control. Other important aspects that have been discussed rather in detail are host-parasite relationship, including host specificity and resistance, association with other plant pathogens, etc., general principles and methods of control, and laboratory methods in parasitology.
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About the author

G.P. Gupta

Dr. G.P. Gupta. Reader in the Dept. of Botany and Microbiology, has earned his M.Sc. degree from Kurukshetra University. He was awarded Senior Research Fellowship and Post-Doctoral research fellowship of the C.S.I.R., New Delhi during the Ph.D. and after Ph.D. He has discovered both the strains(+ and -) of Phytophthora nicotianae was parasitica from Guava and the other hosts, and successful produced oospores in vitro for the first time in Inida. He reported a new pathogen of Cycas ovule rot from India and technical expertised opinion was called from Dr. Diana R. Greenough, a Senior Plant Pathologist the scientist of Brithis Columbia on sebere palm with during 1996. Dr. Gupta has been offered for research collaboration on madicinal plants from the scientist Dr. Stainley of the Scotland U.K. in 1999, but keeping in view of the national interest he did stand on his terms and conditions. He was invited he did stand on his terms and conditions. He was invited as the expert member of the committee for the preparation of dictionary of Microbiology by Takniki Shabdawali Commission, Ministry of HRD. Govt. of India and the book was published by the commission in 1997. He has been the Organising Secretary of National Seminar on BIotechnology: New Trends and Prospects, 1996. He has published nearly 38 research papers in foreign and Indian Journals of International repute. He is Coeditor of the book Microbes: Agriculture, Industry and Environment (2000). Currently, he is actively engaged in research on indiagenous drugs and drug plants of old medicine systems in relation to their quality control and enhancement of thereapeutric spectrum. He has provided the scientifice base of the ability of Yajna as environmental Purifier. He has expertise in planning and designing of waste-water treatment by application of aquatic plants and other indigenous methods in Indian context. Seome students are enrolled and working in the above area under his supervision for Ph.D. programme

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Bibliographic information

Title Text Book of Plant Diseases
Author G.P. Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171417906
length viii+328p., Figures; Tables; Index; 23cm.