Pythium: Diagnosis, Diseases and Management

1st Edition

Mahendra Rai, Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam, Avinash P. Ingle

CRC Press
December 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 375 Pages - 8 Color & 52 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367259419 - CAT# 311344

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Summary

Pythium is one of the most important phytopathogens causing significant damage to agriculture, forest, and nurseries, etc. It is an unseen enemy of the root zone of various plants and hence considered as "hidden terror" for a number of plants. An accurate diagnosis and identification of Pythium causing various infections in plants is very important because it is often confused with several other fungi. Pythium infections are difficult to control once they have set in. Therefore, its effective and ecofriendly management is of paramount importance. In addition, there are many reports on Pythium causing infections in human beings and animals. The present book on Pythium focuses on various aspects which mainly include pathogenesis, technological developments in detection and diagnosis, and its management.

Key Features

  • Includes identification of Pythium spp. by traditional and molecular methods
  • Deals with different diseases caused by Pythium spp
  • Describes the role of Pythium in mammalian diseases
  • Incorporates various management strategies
  • Discusses emerging role of nanotechnological tools for the management of Pythium diseases

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