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Plants, Microbes and Diseases

  • Book

  • 376 Pages
  • February 2022
  • I.K. International Pvt. Ltd
  • ID: 5546286
Plant diseases are caused by several microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. They significantly affect plant health and productivity. Recent advances in molecular and genomics of plant diseases raises a need to integrate the knowledge of microbial taxonomy, genomics, and plant pathology that reflects state-of-the-art knowledge about plant-disease mechanisms. This book provides a concise but comprehensive description of plant diseases with a special focus on plant diseases caused by numerous microbial pathogens, from a plant biologist's and a microbiologist's point of view.

This book includes chapters on diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, virus, and nematodes and provides an improved understanding of the epidemiology, current concepts of pathogenesis and mechanisms of their biology. It provides the most recent information on the classification of plant pathogenic microbes, causes, mode of transmission, symptoms and treatments of important plant diseases also taking into consideration the molecular interactions between host cells and infectious agents. The presentation of these topics is followed by a discussion on systemic and biological control of diseases, as well as postharvest diseases of plant products and studies on AM fungi. The book provides necessary references, basic lab techniques and literature citations to allow a more detailed investigation of particular diseases and control.

This book would be indispensable for researchers and will also serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of disciplines of botany, plant pathology, crop science and microbiology.


BSc Botany/BSc Microbiology

Table of Contents

1. Introduction                     
2. Host Parasite Interaction    
3. Disease Resistance           
4. Biocontrol of Disease        
5. Disease Caused by Fungi  
6. Disease Caused by Bacteria
7. Disease Caused by Viruses
8. Disease Caused by Nematodes
9. Postharvest Disease
10. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Horticultural Systems
11. Lab Technique


  • Rajni Gupta & Gaurav Chugh