During the last few decades, the application of biotechnology to plant pathology has revolutionized out understanding of genetics for building resistance in plants against diseases, by way of producing transgenic plants. And hence, a new chapter "Application of Biotechnology to Plant Pathology" has been added along with the chapter "Phytopathological Techniques in Plant Pathology". This would familiarize the student of Plant pathology to some of the basis techniques.
The present edition gives the latest information avilable on plant diseases and their management. Several chapters have been thoroughly revised to bring in new information.
This edition also contains discussion on a number of diseases that were not included in the earlier edition.
About The Author Dr R S Mehrotra is a Ph D from the University of Saugor (now Dr Hari Singh University). He retired as professor of Botany from the Kurukshetra University in the year 1997. He has vast teaching experience of around ten years at the Kuruksehtra University. He had been a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario,London, Ontario, Canada and a Fullbright Fellow at he University of California, Riverside, California, USA. He has published around 200 research papers in Indian and foreign journals of international repute. Dr Mehrotra is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society, Fellow of the Indian Phytopathological Society. He was the president of the Indian Phytopathological Soceity in the year 1990, President of the Indian Society of Plant Pathologists in the year 1992, President of the Indian Mycological Society in the year 1996, Sectional President ofhte Botany Section of the Indian Science Congress in the year 1997 and was the recipient of the Birbal Sahni Gold Medal of the Indian Botanical Society in the year 1998.
Dr Ashok Aggarwal is currently Reader in the Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University in the year 1987. He is a member of several academic societies and has published more than 60 research papers in national and international journals. Recently he has written a monograph in collaboration with Dr R S Mehrotra entitled Phytophthora Diseases in India in 2001. Dr Aggarwal has considerable experience in the taxonomy, biology and control of the Phytophthora species. He has also edited another book entitled Glimpses of Plant Sciences in 2002.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 History of Plant Pathology
Chapter 3 Pathogenesis
Chapter 4 Enzymes and Toxins in Plant Diseases
Chapter 5 Alteration in Plant Physiological Function due to Plant-Pathogen Interaction
Chapter 6 How Plants Defend Themselves Against Infection
Chapter 7 Genetics of Plant Pathogen Interaction
Chapter 8 Effect of Environmental Factors and Nutrition on Disease Development
Chapter 9 Dispersal of Plant Pathogens
Chapter 10 Plant Disease Epidemiology and Plant Disease Forecasting
Chapter 11 Management of Plant Diseases Chapter 12 Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi - Characteristics of Plant Pathogenic Fungi, Classification of Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Chapter 13 Roots, Damping Offs, Downy Mildews and White Rusts
Chapter 14 Powdery Mildews
Chapter 15 Smuts and Bunts
Chapter 16 Rusts
Chapter 17 Wilts and Root Rots
Chapter 18 Leaf Spots, Leaf Blights and Anthracnoses
Chapter 19 Galls and Abnormal Growths
Chapter 20 Post-Harvest Diseases
Chapter 21 Root Diseases
Chapter 22 Seed-Borne Diseases
Chapter 23 Mycoplasmas and Plant Diseases
Chapter 24 Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases
Chapter 25 Viruses and Viral Diseases
Chapter 26 Diseases Caused by Nematodes and Flagellates
Chapter 27 Diseases Due to Angiospermic Parasites
Chapter 28 Non-Parasitic Diseases
Chapter 29 Application of Bio-Technology and Plant Pathology
Chapter 30 Phytopathological Techniques in Plant Pathology
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