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Molecular Approaches for Plant Fungal Disease Management

H P Singh (Author) P. Chowdappa (Author) B N Chakraborty (Author) Appa Rao Podile (Author)

Plant pathogenic fungi were responsible for some of the worlds greatest famines and human suffering. Considering the needs of students, research scholars molecular plant pathologist and biotechnologists the book entitled "Molecular Approaches for Plant Fungal Disease Management" integrates information on technological advances made in molecular fungal pathology for effective disease management to safeguard resource poor farmers, global food and nutritional security. This book lays emphasis on the recent advances on molecular identification of plant pathogenic fungi, genomics of fungal pathogens, signaling mechanisms and plant defense, molecular marker assisted selection for fungal resistance transgenic and RNAI technologies for engineering of fungal resistance molecular techniques to asses crop health and molecular mechanisms of bio control for plant disease management regulatory requirement quality control and commercialization of bio-pesticides.

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About the author

H P Singh

Born on 2nd July, 1950, Dr. H.P. Singh has served horticulture in various capacities namely Project Coordinator (fruits); Director, NCR for Banana; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India; Chairman, Coconut Development Board; Dean (Agriculture), GBPUA & T, Pantnagar; Vice Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa and now Deputy Director General (Horticullture), ICAR.

He has also served international organizations like the Chairman of APCC, Jakarta, National Director for internationally-aided projects and Chairperson of Steering Committee of BAPNET of Bioversity International and implemented various international programmes.  Besides, excellent academic record, Dr. Singh has contributed to research and agricultural education which ha earned him three international, twenty one national awards and five fellowships including the Fellow of NAAS.  He has developed many cultivars and technologies which has shaped the horticulture.  Recognising his immense contribution, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar, has conferred D.Sc. last year.

Dr. Singh is the architect of Mission mode approach for horticultural development, starting from planning to execution which ahs been due to his insight.  He has provided to horticulture and is credited to have authored and edited 39 books and 30 bulletins, besides 175 research papers.  He has widely traveled in India and abroad. His efforts have provided a strong foundation for horticulture development, leading to Golden Revolution in the country.

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Title Molecular Approaches for Plant Fungal Disease Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788185873848
length xi+300p., Illustrations; 25cm.