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Plant Pathology is a comprehensively compiled work and contains fundamental facts and aspects of plant pathology. It will serve as an introduction to plant pathology for the beginners in this field. The text includes about 50 diseases in all crop plants giving details of symptoms, disease cycle and control measures.
The book is divided into two parts, namely, Principles of plant pathology and important plant diseases in crops. Principles of plant pathology include history of plant pathology, symptoms of plant diseases, epidemiology and forecasting of plant diseases, host-parasite inter-relationships and their interactions, effect of climatic conditions on plant diseases, physiologic specialization, defence mechanism, methods of studying plant diseases, principles of plant disease control.
Some diseases caused in different crop plants like cereals, pulses, vegetables, oilseeds, fibre crops, spices, condiments, fruits, sugarcane, tea, coffee and tobacco etc. are discussed in detail. Every disease discussed consists of causal organism, symptoms, disease cycle, breeding, disease-resistant varieties and chemical control methods.
The book also includes a list of periodicals on plant pathology and that of plant pathology institutes the world over.
A.V.S.S. Sambamurty :- A.V.S.S. Samamurty, Senior Reader, Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswar College, Delhi University, has been teaching Genetics and Taxonomy to B.Sc,(Gen) and B.Sc,(Hons.) students for past three decades. He did his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Andhra University, Waltair, He has participated in several Indian and foreign symposia, seminars and congresses. He is a fellow of the Genetic Society of Indiaand the Botanical Society of India, besides being a member of several scientific bodies. He has authored more than 15 textbooks for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students of Botany.