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.To highlight the knowledge of plant pathogens and their interactions with plants-pests/pathogens leading to diseases .
.Students learn practically about the identification of major plant pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses, viroid’s and other microbes that cause huge economic loss to the farmers.
.The students get to understand about the early development & role of different micro-organisms in development of plant disease.
.The students will be updated with general concepts and classification of plant diseases.
.The students gain knowledge on general characteristics of fungi,bacteria,virus and mycoplasma like organisms causing plant diseases.
.They will be acquainted with reproduction in fungi and fungal like organisms causing plant diseases.
1.Introduction:Importance of plant diseases, scope and objectives of Plant Pathology. History of Plant Pathology with special reference to Indian work.Terms and concepts in Plant Pathology.Pathogenesis.Cause and classification of plant diseases. Important plant pathogenic organisms, different groups: fungi, bacteria, fastidious vesicular bacteria, phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, viruses, viroids, algae, protozoa, phanerogamic parasites and nematodes with examples of diseases caused by them. Diseases and symptoms due to abiotic causes.
2.Fungi: general characters, definition of fungus, somatic structures, types of fungal thalli, fungal tissues, modifications of thallus, reproduction (asexual and sexual). Nomenclature, Binomial system of nomenclature, rules of nomenclature, classification of fungi Key to divisions,sub-divisions, orders and classes.
3.Bacteria and mollicutes: general morphological characters. Basic methods of classification and reproduction.
4.Viruses:nature, architecture, multiplication and transmission.
5.Study of phanerogamic plant parasites.
6.Nematodes: General morphology and reproduction, classification, symptoms and nature of damage caused by plant nematodes (Heterodera, Meloidogyne, Anguina etc.)
7.Principles and methods of plant disease management: Nature, chemical combination, classification, mode of action and formulations of fungicides and antibiotics.
1.Acquaintance with various laboratory equipments and microscopy.
2.Preparation of media & Koch’s postulates.
3.General study of different structures of fungi.
4.Study of symptoms of various plant diseases.
5.Study of representative fungal genera.
6.Staining and identification of plant pathogenic bacteria.
7.Extraction of nematodes from soil.
8.Study of fungicides and their formulations &Calculation of fungicide sprays concentrations
I am an experienced Bio-Medical Science Professional with 15 years of experience and strong academic background, having completed Masters and Doctorate in Biotechnology. Currently working as Associate Professor & Head Department of Plant Pathology,Centurion University Parlakhemundi,Odisha India (July 2016 – till date). My areas of interests include Microbiology, Immunology and Industrial Biotechnology. Major technical skills: […]