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Phytophthora Diseases in India

Ashok Aggarwal (Author) R S Mehrotra (Author)
Synopsis The book deals with the description, classification and identification of Indian species of Phytophthora along with a world list of species of this genus. Indian literature on all the aspects of Phytophthora diseases has been brought together and presented in a single volume. The subject matter has been dealt with in a very lucid and systematic way along with attractive illustrations. Additional information pertaining to symposia and conferences on Phytophthora have been provided which will help readers in gaining a better understanding of the current status of Phytophthora. The areas which need special attention in future have also been highlighted.
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About the author

R S Mehrotra

Dr. R.S. Mehrotra is a Ph.D. from the University of Saugor (now Dr. Hari Singh Gour University). He retired as Professor of Botany, Kurukshetra University in the year 1997. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada (1968-1970) and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Riverside, USA (1979). He has vast teaching and research experience of more than 35 years. Dr. Mehrotra and his research associates have done work on various aspects of Soil Microbiology (including root diseases), post-harvest diseases, toxins and enzymes involved in host pathogenesis and biological control of plant pathogens. He has published around 200 research papers in Indian and Foreign journals. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society, Fellow of the Indian Phytopathological Society and Fellow of the Indian Mycological Society. He was the President of Indian Phytopathological Society (1990), President of the Indian Society of Plant Pathologists (1992), President of the Mycological Society of India (1996), President of Botany Section of the Indian Science Congress (1997), and was the recipient of the Birbal Sahni Gold Medal of the Indian Botanical Society in the year 1998.

Dr. Mehrotra has authored 4 books—An Introduction to Mycology with Prof. K.R. Aneja, published by Wiley Eastern, New Delhi;  Plant Pathology  co-authored with Prof. Ashok Aggarwal, published by Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited and a monograph entitled Phytophthora Diseases in India published by Bishen Singh and Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun; Principles of Microbiology co-authored with Prof. Geeta Sumbali, published by Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited, New Delhi.

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Title Phytophthora Diseases in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121102162
length xvi+322p., Colour Photographs