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Seed Borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: Detection, Diagnosis & Management

Editors: Kumar, Ravindra, Gupta, Anuja (Eds.)

  • First of its kind providing complete knowledge of seed borne diseases
  • This book will be helpful for the students of Graduate and Post graduate level of plant science, microbiology, plant pathology, seed pathology & seed sciences
  • Rebuilds the concepts in the changing spheres of seed pathology, plant pathology & microbiology with advancement of biotechnology  
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The global population is increasing rapidly, and feeding the ever-increasing population poses a serious challenge for agriculturalists around the world. Seed is a basic and critical input in agriculture to ensure global food security. Roughly 90 percent of the crops grown all over the world are propagated by seed. However, seed can also harbour and spread pathogens, e.g. fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses etc., which cause devastating diseases. Seed-borne pathogens represent a major threat to crop establishment and yield. Hence, timely detection and diagnosis is a prerequisite for their effective management. 
The book "Seed-Borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: Detection, Diagnosis & Management" addresses key issues related to seed-borne/transmitted diseases in various agricultural crops. Divided into 31 chapters, it offers a comprehensive compilation of papers concerning: the history of seed pathology, importance of seed-borne diseases, seed-borne diseases and quarantine, seed health testing and certification, detection and diagnosis of seed-borne diseases and their phytopathogens, host-parasite interactions during development of seed-borne diseases, diversity of seed-borne pathogens, seed-borne diseases in major agricultural crops, non-parasitic seed disorders, mechanisms of seed transmission and seed infection, storage fungi and mycotoxins, impact of seed-borne diseases on human and animal health, and management options for seed-borne diseases. 
We wish to thank all of the eminent researchers who contributed valuable chapters to our book, which will be immensely useful for students, researchers, academics, and all those involved in various agro-industries. 

About the authors

Dr. Ravindra Kumar is currently working as a Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Station, Karnal-132 001 (Haryana). He received his B.Sc. (Ag.) from C.C.S. University, Meerut; and his M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. (Ag.) from the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. His areas of research interest are plant disease management, biological control, seed pathology, and plant microbe interaction. He has published more than 30 research papers and reviews in reputed national and international journals. He has 2 textbooks, 1 edited book, 5 book chapters, 8 technical bulletins, and more than 40 technical/popular articles to his credit. Dr Kumar is also a life member of the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur; and Indian Society of Seed Technology, New Delhi.  
Dr. Anuja Gupta is currently working as a Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Station, Karnal-132 001 (Haryana). She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Kurukshetra University, India. Her areas of research interest are management of plant diseases through IDM approaches, especially for healthy seed production, seed pathology, and enhancement of seed longevity. She has 36 research papers published in national and international journals, 11 book chapters, and 68 technical and popular articles to her credit. She has also edited 13 technical bulletins on various aspects of disease-free seed production. Dr Gupta is also a Fellow of the Indian Society of Seed Technology and Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seed Borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: Detection, Diagnosis & Management
Editors
  • Ravindra Kumar
  • Anuja Gupta
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-046-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9046-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-045-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 925
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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