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Plant Viruses, Diseases and Their Management

Kajal Kumar Biswas (author)

ISBN: 9789384588816

Publication Date: Nov 2016

Format: Paperback

Examines all aspects of plant viruses, diseases and their management. This textbook gives information on new advances which are taking place in the fast-evolving field of Plant Virology. It contains separate chapters on properties of plant viruses with symptoms, composition, morphology, nomenclature and modern classification, along with description of different viruses.
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Plant Viruses, Diseases and Their Management consists of 19 chapters covering all the aspects of plant viruses, diseases and their management containing information of classical as well as advanced plant virology. This textbook gives information on new advances which are taking place in the fast-evolving field of Plant Virology. It contains separate chapters on properties of plant viruses with symptoms, composition, morphology, nomenclature and modern classification, along with description of different viruses. Chapters based on identification, isolation and purification of plant virus, and protein- and nucleic acid-based modern diagnostic techniques have also been included in this book. This book also contains information on ecology, epidemiology and general management strategies of plant virus related diseases. Genome organization, genome strategy and gene function, virus replication and virus movement have also been dealt extensively and illustrated with diagrams in an organized way in different chapters. Transmission of plant viruses by various means and virus-vector molecular interaction have been covered elaborately. This book includes a large chapter covering almost all the important plant virus diseases in India and their management. The last chapter contains practical manual covering protocols of advanced techniques which will help the researchers and plant virologists.

With its focus and coverage, this will serve as a text book for undergraduate, postgraduate students and research scholars in Plant Virology, Agriculture, Botany, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. This book will help teachers to prepare for lectures.
Pages 656
Dimensions 240 x 180
Date Published 30 Nov 2016
Publisher IK International Publishing House
Subject/s Botany & plant sciences  
Dr. Kajal Kumar Biswas, presently working as Principal Scientist and Teaching Faculty of Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, did his M.Sc (Ag) in Plant Pathology in BCKV, Mohanpur in 1992, and completed his PhD in Plant Pathology (Plant Virology) at IARI, New Delhi, in 1997. He did his Post Doctorate in University of Florida, Gainesville, USA during 2002-2004 and obtained advanced training in Molecular Plant Virology. He has also worked as Scientist in Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad and Senior Scientist and In-charge, IARIRegional Station, Kalimpong (West Bengal). He has been awarded the Prof. M. J. Narashimhan Academic Award by Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), New Delhi (1999); FPSI (Fellow of IPS) (2012), New Delhi; SPPS Meritorious Scientist Award by Society of Plant Protection Society, New Delhi (2010); Shiksha Ratan Puraskar, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi ((2011); Editor (Plant Virology), IPS, New Delhi; Editor (Plant Virology), ISMPP, Udaipur. He has published 49 research papers, 10 book chapters and training manuals, 50 research abstracts in several National and International Symposia, and attended 23 National and International Symposia.

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