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Best books for CSIR NET Life Science
Best books for CSIR NET Life Science

1. Plant Pathology 5th Edition

Author: by George N. Agrios (Author)

This fifth edition of the classic textbook in plant pathology outlines how to recognize, treat, and prevent plant diseases. It provides extensive coverage of abiotic, fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management on plant disease.

Plant Pathology, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive resource and textbook that professionals, faculty and students can consult for well-organized, essential information. This thoroughly revised edition is 45% larger, covering new discoveries and developments in plant pathology and enhanced by hundreds of new color photographs and illustrations.

2. Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens

Author: by John A. Lucas (Author)

An updated guide to plant pathogens and their management

The impact of plant disease is far-reaching. Its effects are felt not only in the spheres of agriculture and horticulture, but also in human health and wellbeing. The challenges of population growth, climate change and global food security all increase the need to protect crops from disease and reduce the losses caused by plant pathogens. This requires ongoing research and novel solutions, making the detailed analysis offered by Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens more relevant than ever.

Striking a balance between laboratory- and field-based aspects of its subject, this revised fourth edition of the text places plant disease in a wide biological context. Its contents cover causal agents and diagnosis, host–pathogen interactions, and disease management, including breeding for resistance, chemical, biological and integrated control. New to this edition are updated sections on molecular epidemiology, biosecurity, pathogenomics, and the biotechnological advances that are helping scientists make great strides in the fight against plant disease.

  • Authored by a leading authority on plant pathology
  • Offers new coverage of recent advances in molecular genetics and genomics, biotechnology, and plant breeding
  • Places emphasis on interaction biology and biological concepts, such as immunity and comparisons with animal systems
  • Includes access to a supplementary website featuring slides of all figures in the book

Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in biology, botany, agricultural sciences, applied microbiology, plant-microbe interactions, and related subjects. It will also be a practical and enlightening resource for professionals in agricultural institutions, along with crop consultants seeking additional training or information.

3. Fundamentals of Plant Pathology

Author: by R S Mehrotra (Author), Ashok Aggarwal (Author)

This textbook on Principles of Plant Pathology has been designed for undergraduate students. It focuses on all types of plant diseases such as root diseases, seed-borne diseases, and post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables. It also includes diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, mycoplasms, nematodes, and nonparasitic diseases.

4. Diseases of Crop Plants in India

Author: by Rangaswami / Mahavevan (Author)

This book provides a comprehensive and up to date account of micro organisms, their morphology, classification, physiology and genetics.

5. Plant Disease Management

Author: by R. S. Singh (Author)

The updated tenth edition includes up-to-date references. Although the book mainly describes diseases of field crops, a number of vegetable crop diseases are also included. A major addition to the text is inclusion of biological control measures for most diseases and expansion of the information about phanerogamic plant parasites. Appended list of references at end of each chapter is exhaustive and may be of use to those pursuing research on specific diseases. In this edition Multiple Choice Questions have been included for the benefit of the readers.

6. Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens

Author: by John A. Lucas (Author)

An updated guide to plant pathogens and their management

The impact of plant disease is far-reaching. Its effects are felt not only in the spheres of agriculture and horticulture, but also in human health and wellbeing. The challenges of population growth, climate change and global food security all increase the need to protect crops from disease and reduce the losses caused by plant pathogens. This requires ongoing research and novel solutions, making the detailed analysis offered by Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens more relevant than ever.

Striking a balance between laboratory- and field-based aspects of its subject, this revised fourth edition of the text places plant disease in a wide biological context. Its contents cover causal agents and diagnosis, host–pathogen interactions, and disease management, including breeding for resistance, chemical, biological and integrated control. New to this edition are updated sections on molecular epidemiology, biosecurity, pathogenomics, and the biotechnological advances that are helping scientists make great strides in the fight against plant disease.

  • Authored by a leading authority on plant pathology
  • Offers new coverage of recent advances in molecular genetics and genomics, biotechnology, and plant breeding
  • Places emphasis on interaction biology and biological concepts, such as immunity and comparisons with animal systems
  • Includes access to a supplementary website featuring slides of all figures in the book

Plant Pathology and Plant Pathogens is an ideal textbook for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in biology, botany, agricultural sciences, applied microbiology, plant-microbe interactions, and related subjects. It will also be a practical and enlightening resource for professionals in agricultural institutions, along with crop consultants seeking additional training or information.

7. Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition

Author: by Gail L. Schumann (Author), Cleora J. D’Arcy (Author)

The second edition text comes packaged with a dynamic set of online resources that work hand-in-hand with the popular APSnet Education Center and provides students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. This online content contains many important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and web links for each chapter. The online content is a key part of the book because it includes links to all of the enrichment materials from the APSnet Education Center, APSnet feature articles, and links to recommended websites. These are used for the exercises at the end of each chapter. This allows students to learn about diseases and topics of specific interest to them. Also, the online content provides identification exercises for most of the chapters. The online content also includes the illustrated glossary with photos, diagrams and many of the definitions which are not included in the printed version in the book. For instructors, there are high resolution versions of all of the text images. A printed version of the glossary has been added to the textbook which includes synonyms, antonyms, and related terms that will aid students in learning the plant pathology vocabulary. In addition, Appendix 2, which provides disease examples, has been revised to add more tropical crops and diseases for use in chapter exercises.

8. Plant Pathology and Plant Diseases

Author: by Anne Marte Tronsmo (Author), David B. Collinge (Author), Annika Djurle (Author), Lisa Munk (Author), Jonathan Yuen (Author), Arne Tronsmo (Author)

This new textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspect of plant diseases, including pathogens, plant-pathogen interactions, their management, and future perspectives. Plant diseases have limited crop production for as long as humans have engaged in agriculture and horticulture. With climate change, globalization and increasing awareness of the impact of pesticide use on the environment, today there is increased focus on food security as well as the various impacts of productive agriculture.

Written by a group of Nordic professors and teachers of plant pathology who have collaborated together for many years, the book gives expert and seamless coverage. Their approach to plant pathology is to describe the nature of the problem, the mechanisms behind it, the kinds of organisms which cause disease, the fundamental biology of plant-microbe interactions and the approaches used to control and manage disease.

The book is relevant for a worldwide audience, but offers a North European perspective in its selection of examples of plant disease.

9. Basic Plant Pathology Methods 

Author: by James B. Sinclair (Author), Onkar Dev Dhingra (Author)

The Second Edition of this bestseller brings together basic plant pathology methods published in diverse and often abstract publications. The Second Edition is updated and expanded with numerous new figures, new culture media, and additional methods for working with a greater number of organisms. Methods are easy to use and eliminate the need to seek out original articles. This reference allows for easy identification of methods appropriate for specific problems and facilities. Scientific names of pathogens and some of their hosts are updated in this edition. The book also acts as a research source providing more than 1,800 literature citations.The Second Edition includes chapters on the following:

  • Sterilization of culture apparatus and culture media
  • Culture of pathogens with detailed techniques for 61 fungi and selected bacteria
  • Long-term storage of plant pathogens
  • Detection and estimation of inoculum for 28 soilborne fungal pathogens and 5 bacterial genera-15 methods for airborne inoculum and 13 methods for seedborne pathogens
  • Establishment of disease and testing for disease resistance
  • Work with soil microorganisms
  • Fungicide evaluation
  • Biological control
  • Bright-field microscopy

10. Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Author: by Bonnie H. Ownley (Editor), Robert N. Trigiano (Editor)

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying them, pathogen interactions, epidemiology and disease control, and special topics in plant pathology. The book details various disease-causing organisms, including viruses, fungi, prokaryotics, nematodes, and various biotic agents. It also examines various plant-pathogen interactions, molecular attack strategies, extracellular enzymes, host defenses, and disruption of plant function.

New in the Third Edition

  • Molecular plant-fungal interactions
  • Expanded treatment of molecular tools
  • Advanced biocontrol concepts
  • How to use and care for microscopes

11. Introduction To Principles Of Plant Pathology

Author: by R S Singh (Author)

The first edition of this book was published in 1975. Demand and acceptance prompted a second edition in 1978. The third edition published in 1984 was a fairly enlarged edition with updated information on various aspects of principles of plant pathology with a futuristic approach. Between 1984 and 2000 the third edition had 14 prints. Readers suggested that the chapter on plant disease management was too exhaustive and could form subject matter for a new title, Plant Disease Management. This was done. The rapid advances in concepts of different aspects of plant pathology since 1984 have compelled the present revision and expansion of the book. To avoid repetition, the chapter on plant disease management is condensed. At the same time new information on epidemiology, host-parasite relationship and genetic and molecular aspects of host-parasite interaction have been incorporated. In this edition Multiple Choice Questions have been included for the benefit of the readers.

12. Plant Pathology

Author: by Stephen Burchett (Author), Sarah Burchett (Author)

Plant Pathology explores the topic of plant pathology and aligns classic studies and knowledge in the topic with the current state of research, in an accessible format. The text is supported by summary tables of key information and, where appropriate, schematic diagrams to reinforce difficult concepts such as the process of disease infection, cell-to-cell recognition, and plant breeding mechanisms used to develop resistant cultivars.

The compendium of diseases focuses on important and major economic disease organisms from a number of crop and ornamental plants, including a dedicated section on fruit crops. The compendium is supported by original photographs, photomicrographs and electron micrographs of key pathogens and the development of structures such as the haustoria and the hypha, and show processes of cellular degradation.

The section on applied disease management contains short case studies highlighting key disease organisms affecting the crops of a range of growers, illustrating the environment, disease symptoms and control strategies these growers are currently using to mitigate loss of production.

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