This book is specially written for
researchers at various levels, for example, in forestry, agriculture, industry,
university and college laboratories. It describes the fungal pathogenicity,
resistance behavior of fungal biofilms and its mechanisms, different categories
of fungal infection and colonization patterns with example relevant to soybean,
characteristics of white rob of corncob and head smut of maize such as cycle,
pathogenicity factors, control methods, the abilities of chitosan and its
derivatives to elicit resistance reactions in plants and its action in the
production and viability of fungal spores, and the mode of actions of single
constituents of different essential oils depending on different case studies.
The purpose of this book is to treat
the subject of disease in plants with special reference to the patient itself,
and to describe the symptoms it exhibits and the course of the malady, with only
such references to the agents which induce or cause disease as are necessary to an intelligent understanding of the subject,
and of the kind of treatment called for.
This note covers the following topics: Define plant pathology, Economic importance of plant diseases,
Pathogenic and Non-pathenogenic, seases, Disease triangle, Fungal diseases,
fungi reproduction and, ngal infection, Viruses and how viruses are sprea and
How diseases are caused by nematodes.