1st Edition

New Advances in Crop Disease Management

Edited By Sangita Sahni, Ganesh Thapa, Bishun Deo Prasad Copyright 2024
    492 Pages 12 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Crop protection is becoming increasingly important due to the need for food security and to meet growing environmental challenges. This new book, New Advances in Crop Disease Management, provides readers with an updated and comprehensive overview of diverse crop protection strategies with special emphasis on the recent advances in crop protection approaches, fundamental concepts, principles, methodology, relationships, and benefits for crop protection and human health.

    It covers a variety of disciplines such as plant pathology, biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology, plant physiology, host-pathogen interactions, precision agriculture, decision analysis, disease risk, new ways of exploiting host genetic diversity including host resistance deployment, biological control and microbial interactions, surveillance and detection technologies, and the consequences of climate change and signaling.

    The book contains twenty chapters and begins with the role of biotechnology and its implications in crop disease detection and protection. It then discusses the plant response to pathogen attack, molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction and induction of defense response, viz., R gene, phytoalexins, etc., and advancement in early detection methodologies. It also delves into induced mutation as new technology for resistant crop development.

    The last part details the recent approaches and applications of resistant crop lines development, including resistant pulses development approaches, mining and mapping of R genes, gene pyramiding, lactic acid bacteria as biocontrol agents, effecteromics and nanotechnology in crop disease management, and the applications of phytochemicals and CRISPR-Cas in the development of disease resistant crops for future.

    New Advances in Crop Disease Management will be a key reference in the field of crop science and plant pathology, agriculture for faculty and industry professionals as well as a valuable textbook/reference for undergraduate and graduate students.

    1. Glimpses of Biotechnology in Crop Disease Management

    Nand Kishore Sah

    2. Importance and Role of Biotechnological Tools in Plant Pathology: Basic Concepts and Principles to Study the Host-Pathogen Relationship

    Suhail Muzaffar, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    3. Recent Advances in Early Detection of Plant Diseases Using Molecular Tools

    Swapnil, Sweta Sinha, Digvijay Singh, Kumari Rashmi, and Saurav Kumar

    4. Induction of Defense Responses: Pathogenesis-Related Proteins, HR, and Reactive Oxygen Species

    Suhail Muzaffar, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    5. Advances in Molecular Basis of Host-Pathogen Interaction

    Sangita Sahni, Bishundeo Prasad, Varsha C. Mohanan, Sunayana Rathi, Mankesh Kumar, and Surojit Sen

    6. Recent Advancement in Tissue Culture Techniques for Crop Disease Management

    Rima Kumari, Pankaj Kumar, Shishu Pal Singh, and Neelambari

    7. Biotechnological Approaches for Bacterial Disease Management in Solanaceous Vegetable Crops

    Rajesh Kumar, Lomash Sharma, Bahadur Singh Bamaniya, and Jitendra Kumar Kushwah

    8. Recent Advances in Development of Diagnostic Kits for Early Detection of Viral Diseases in Crop Plants

    Khushbu Jain, Jitesh Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Anand Kumar, Mohammad Ansar, Mahesh Kumar, Mohammad Shamim, Kumari Rajani, Vinod Kumar, Birender Singh, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    9. Development of Disease Resistant Crop Plants Through Induced Mutagenesis

    Sanjay J. Jambhulkar, Suman Bakshi, Archana Rai, Shankar Bhujbal, Jai Prakash, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    10. Recent Advances in Developing Disease Resistance in Pulse Crops

    Vinod Janardan Dhole, J. Souframanien, and P. Dhanasekar

    11. Mining Resistance Genes for Disease Management

    Mankesh Kumar, Satyendra, Rabiya Parween, Gautam Kunal, Kshitiz, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    12. Molecular Mapping of Resistant Genes

    Surojitsen, Sunayana Rathi, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    13. Plant Disease Management through Gene Pyramiding

    Surojit Sen, Sunayana Rathi, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

    14. Lactic Acid Bacteria as Biocontrol of Fusarium Head Blight

    Ganesh Thapa and Michael B. Byrne

    15. Recent Advancement in Nanotechnology for Crop Disease Management

    Pranjal Kr. Kaman

    16. Effectoromics in the Management of Crop Diseases

    Ganesh Thapa

    17. Phytochemicals: An Alternate Approach toward Various Disease Management

    Anand Kumar, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Kumari Rajani, S. P. Singh, Satyendra, Mankesh Kumar, Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Sanjay Kumar, Dinkar, and Rakesh Deo Ranjan

    18. Recent Advances in the Development of Disease Resistant Plants Utilizing Genetic Engineering Approaches

    Bishun Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Diksha Kumari, Anand Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Sunayana Rathi, and Surojit Sen

    19. Editing Genomes for Disease Resistance Via CRISPR/Cas9 Holds Endless Opportunities

    Diksha Kumari, Bishun Deo Prasad, Padmanabh Dwivedi, Sangita Sahni, and Suhail Muzaffar

    20. Robotics in Plant Diseases Diagnosis and Management

    S. Ameer Basha, V. Ramya, G. Uma Devi, and A. U. Akash


    Sangita Sahni, PhD, is an Assistant Professor-cum-Scientist in the Department of Plant Pathology, Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India. She has published or edited more than 10 books, several book chapters, and a number of research papers in national and international journals. She has isolated several bacterial isolates from different sources and submitted their sequences to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Dr. Sahni has been awarded with a Dr. Rajendra Prasad National Education Shikhar Award for her outstanding contribution in the field of education, a Young Scientist Award, Innovative Scientist of the Year Award 2015, and many other prestigious awards for her outstanding contribution in the field of plant pathology. She serves as an editor in three international peer-reviewed journals (Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, Asian Plant Research Journal, and Agriculture Letters). She is involved in the All India Co-ordinated Research Programme in MULLaRP, Chickpea and Small Millets at T.C.A., Dholi, and PI of BRNS, Govt. of India-funded project. Dr. Sahni earned her PhD (Agriculture) in Mycology and Plant Pathology from the B.H.U, Varanasi. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada.

    Ganesh Thapa, PhD, is a Biohazards Advisor at Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland. During the first wave of Corona pandemic 2020-21, he provided expert advice, guidance, and CL3 training to all Trinity researchers and affiliated hospitals to work in SARS-Cov-2 and helped open two SARS-Cov-2 screening centers in Trinity College of Dublin. Previously, he worked as a leading scientist at the Centre for Peptide Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, to develop HIV-1 protease inhibitors for multidrug-resistant patients suffering from both TB and HIV. He then joined University of Dublin from 2014 to 2018 and developed TILLING wheat lines resources resistant to Fusarium head blight and lodging tolerant through mutation of activation loop of receptor kinase. During this period, he was awarded a world patent on ""Fusarium head blight disease resistance."" He also worked as Research Fellow at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and discovered and validated anti-inflammatory peptides from blue whiting for therapeutics use against allergy and autoimmune disease in humans. He earned his PhD degree in Biosciences & Bioengineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, working on phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated sites.

    Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology & Molecular Biology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India. He has published several research papers in reputed peer-reviewed international journals with more than 300 citations. He has also published authored books, edited books, several book chapters, and practical manuals for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has submitted several sequences (bacterial, fungal, and plant) to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). He has also submitted bacterial isolates to the National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM). He serves as an editor for three international peer-reviewed journals (Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, and Journal of Plant Science Current Research). Dr. Prasad has received a DAE- Young Scientist Research Award in 2013 and a Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists Award from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), India, in 2012. He has also been awarded with an Outstanding Achievement Award, Inventor of the Year Award-2015, and ICAR-sponsored Best Teacher Award (2018) at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour. Dr. Prasad earned his PhD from M.S. University, Baroda, Gujarat, India. He also worked at the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK, during his PhD. Subsequently, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada.