This fully-revised and enlarged fourth edition introduces the students to the basic and applied aspects of plant pathology and to the major diseases of crops and fruit trees in India. Latest developments in the molecular biology of diseased plants and control measures are incorporated in the book.
This book is recommended in Central Agricultural University, Manipur, Assam Agricultural University, Assam.
The book begins with a detailed description on micro-organisms, their morphology, classification, physiology and genetics. It then deals with symptoms and methods of studying plant diseases, and the principles of infection, spread and control measures of various diseases. An unique feature of the text is the indepth coverage of the major diseases of cereals, pulses, vegetables, oilseeds, fruit trees, cash crops and plantation crops. Finally the book presents a critical review of the current status and future lines of work in plant pathology in the global scenario, especially with reference to the developments in biotechnology. This comprehensive and profusely illustrated text will be highly valuable to undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture and plant pathology and the students of botany at all levels.