Plant Pathology: Volume 06 : The Professional's Notes Series (PNS) - Volume 06

authored by: Sanjeev Kumar
ISBN: 9789358870732 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 452 | Language: English | Copyright: 2025
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 28.50 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 400 GMS
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The primary objective of this book is to enable readers to comprehensively and systematically understand various topics in Plant Pathology

This book is particularly useful for teachers, researchers, and development officers as a reference and resource for answering complex questions. The book is designed for individuals preparing for competitive examinations, including AIEEA-ICAR-Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), and IARI Ph.D. entrance exam, ICAR- National Eligibility Test (ICAR- NET) & Agricultural Research Services (ARS), and for those seeking admission to PG and Ph.D. programs through entrance examinations of SAU’s and various institutions, as well as for clearing screening tests for jobs in Agricultural Sciences, Civil Services, Agricultural Officers (AO), Assistant Agricultural Officer (AAO), IBPS (SO) (Agriculture), ADO, and other related agricultural examinations conducted by various agencies of the Union Government.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is Assistant professor/Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He is very sincere and hard working teacher. He has taught many undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D courses with great dedication to the great satisfaction of the students and actively involved in all teaching activities. Dr. Kumar has guided nineteen M.Sc and two Ph.D student and has been actively involved in his research and extension activities too. As a researcher, he has been associated with 8 major research projects sponsored by ICAR, NATP,TSP and JICA, Japan. He has published 68 research and reviews papers, 25 book chapters, 105 popular articles, 1 research bulletin and 3 technical folders. He is an active member of over six National and International Societies. He is the fellow member of Indian Phytopathological Society, IARI New Delhi, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur, Rajasthan and Society of Biocontrol Advancement, Banguluru. He has attended many conferences, symposia, workshops and presented papers. He has also attended the World Soybean Research Conference held in Durban, South Africa

Unit 1: History and Principles of Plant Pathology

1   Plant Pathology: Definition, Objective, Scope & Importance of Plant Pathology

2   Milestones in Phytopathology

3   Plant Disease

4   Major Epidemics and Their Social Impactss

5   Classificationof Plant Diseases

6   Growth of Plant Pathogen

7   Robert Koch

8   Survival & Dispersal of Plant Pathogens

9   Disease Triangle and Tetrahedron

Unit 2: Laboratory and Analytical Techniques

1   Preparation and Sterilization of Common Media

2   Methods of Isolation, Identification and Preservation of Pathogens

3   Methods of Inoculation

4   Measurement of Plant Disease

5   Diagnosis of Plant Pathogens

6   Southern, Northern and Western Blotting Technique

7   Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


9   Laboratory Equipment and Their Use

Unit 3: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

1   Altered Metabolism of Plants under Biotic & Abiotic Stresses

2   Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis

3   Enzymes and Toxins in Relation to Plant Disease

4   Philosophy of Defence in Plants

5   Nature of Resistance to Disease

6   Gene for Gene Hypothesis

7   Management of Pathogens through Satellite, Antisense - RNA

8   How do R Gene Confer Resistance?

9   Local and Systemic Acquired Resistance

10 Elementary Genetic Engineering

11 Defense Through RNA Silencin

Unit 4: Mycology Classification of Fungi

1   Fungi Definition, General Characteristics & Reproduction

2   Fungi Cell Structure and Function

3   Life Cycles of Fungi

4   Spore Fruit in Fungi

5   Binomial System of Nomenclature

7   Mycorrhizae

Unit 5: Plant Bacteriology

1   Identification and Classification of Bacteria

2   Bacteria Introduction, Morphology, Symptomatology Composition,

3   Bacterial Genetics.

4   Growth Cycle of Viruses

5   Structure of Bacteria

6   Management of Bacterial Diseases of Plants

7   Pathogenicity Factors of Bacteria

8   Phytoplasmas &Spiroplasmas

Unit 6: Plant Virology

1   Nature, Composition and Architecture of Viruses

2   Propertier of Plant Viruses

3   Nomenclature and Classification of Viruses

4   Variability in Viruses

5   Satellite Viruses and Satellite RNAs

6   Conventional and Biotechnological Techniques Used in Detection and Diagnosis of Viruses

7   Behaviour of Viruses in Plants Including Infection, Replication and Movement

8   Transmission of Viruses Virus - Vector Relationships

9   Mycoviruses and Baculoviruses


Unit 7: Plant Disease Epidemiology

1   Concepts in Epidemiology

2   Factors Affecting Disease Development

3   Types & Course of Epidemics

4   Modeling in Plant Pathology

5   Plant Disease Forecasting

6   Expert Systems in Plant Pathology

7   Modern Tools in Epidemiology

8   Prognosis

Unit 8: Phanerogamic Parasites and Non-parasitic Diseases

1   Non-parasite Diseases

2   Phanerogamic Parasites

Unit 9: Management of Plant Diseases

1   Acquaintance with Plant Protection Equipments

2   Antibiotics in Plant Disease Management

3   Biological Control of Plant Diseases

4   Chemical Methods of Disease Management

5   Chemical nature and classification of fungicides

6   Contact Fungicides

7   Important Cultural Practices and Their Role in Disease Management

8   Disease Management through Use of Transgenic Plants

9   Formulations of Fungicides

10 Integrated Disease Management

11 Modes of Action of Fungicides

12 Physical Methods of Disease Management

13 Plant Quarantine

14 Resistance to Fungicides

15 Systemic Fungicides

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