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A Textbook of Plant Pathology

A.V.S.S. Sambamurty

ISBN: 9789389795257

INR 505


The book is divided into two parts, namely, Principles of plant pathology and important plant diseases in crops. Principles of plant pathology include history of plant pathology, symptoms of plant diseases, epidemiology and forecasting of plant diseases, host-parasite inter-relationships and their interactions, effect of climatic conditions on plant diseases, physiologic specialization, defence mechanism, methods of studying plant diseases, principles of plant disease control. Some diseases caused in different crop plants like cereals, pulses, vegetables, oilseeds, fibre crops, spices, condiments, fruits, sugarcane, tea, coffee and tobacco etc. are discussed in detail.

  • History of Plant Pathology
  • Significance of Plant Pathology
  • Host-Pathogen Relationships (Pathogenesity)
  • Classification of Plant Diseases and Principles of Plant Pathology
  • Genetics of Pathogenisity
  • Chemotherapy of Plant Diseases  
  • Mycoplasms
  • Viral Diseases  
  • Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases  
  • Plant Galls
  • Plant Diseases
  • Fungi — Type Study
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Introduction to Fungi
  • Important Questions
  • Ecology, Economic Importance and Fungal Biotechnology