Plant pathology is an exciting area of plant science, creating unprecedented opportunities for research. It has been found that several plant pathogens have emerged due to a changed climatic scenario and are causing severe damage to plants compared with earlier records. So often new phytopathogens emerge and appear primarily in acute form and then take a chronic form; such populations, however, in general have a limited appearance because of the lack of suitable environmental conditions. The emergence of new pathogens needs to be explored in the light of their evolutionary adaptation. This new volume focuses on the study on the quantitative aspects of host-phytopathogen linkages that result in the emergence of aggressive phytopathogens. The book looks in depth at the evolution and adaptation of phytopathogens from several cropping systems.
About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Abhijeet Ghatak, PhD
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), India
Abhijeet Ghatak, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), India, where his research currently covers fungal phytopathosystems and implications of nanotechnology as an option for plant disease management. His expertise lies in epidemiology and in helping to set strategy for plant disease management. He is a member of the core research group and research monitoring committee at the BAU. The BAU has recognized Dr. Ghatak as the coordinator of host parasite interaction research. His interests focus on host/organ-specificity, pathogen population variability and disease dynamics, and plant health management. He currently has a number of projects running under his supervision. Dr. Ghatak is also engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, covering courses related to principles of plant pathology, field and medicinal crop diseases, epidemiology, and forecasting. He received his postgraduate degree in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and acquired his doctorate in Plant Pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. Dr. Ghatak has earned experience at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, during conduction of his PhD thesis research and has addressed several important issues related to neck blast epidemics in rice.
Mohammad Ansar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), India
Mohammad Ansar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Plant Pathology in Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), India. At the BAU, he acts as a coordinator of virology research and is engaged in teaching courses related to plant virology, seed health technology, and vegetable diseases. Apart from this, Dr. Ansar is employed as vegetable pathologist in the university. His major research activities focus on vegetable viruses with special interest in characterization, diagnosis, and epidemiology of plant viruses. He is currently a principal investigator of a state government funded project on whitefly- and thrips-transmitted viral diseases in tomato and chili. He earned his postgraduate certificate in Plant Pathology from C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, India, and his PhD degree in Plant Pathology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. He is an expert on plant diagnosis and phytovirology.
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