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Diagnosis, Diseases and Management, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

375 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 52 B/W Illus.

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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

Table of Contents

The Genus Pythium: An Overview

Mahendra Rai, Kamel Abd-Elsalam, Avinash P. Ingle, Priti Paralikar and Pramod Ingle

The Genus Pythium in Three Different Continents

Hani Mohamed Awad Abdelzaher, Shaima Mohamed Nabil Moustafa and Hashem Al-Sheikh

Pythium: Diseases and Their Management

Patrycja Golińska and Magdalena Świecimska

The Genus Phytopythium

Abdul Mubeen Lodhi, Saleem Shahzad and Rehana Naz Syed

The Top Three Plant Pathogenic Pythium Species

Amal-Asran and Kamel Abd-Elsalam

Pythium Species Associated with Die-back Apple Trees and Citrus gummosis in Tunisia

Naima Boughalleb-M’Hamdi, Najwa Benfradj and Souli Mounira

Pathogenic and Beneficial Pythium Species in China: An Updated Review

Hon H. Ho and Kamel Abd-Elsalam

The Pythium Complex of the Mid-North Region of Brazil

Janete Barros Silva, Douglas Trigueiro Silva, Francynara Pontes Rocha, Givanilso Cândido Leal, Helanny Márcia Ribeiro Trajano, Joseane Lustosa Machado, Laércio de Sousa Saraiva, Maria do Amparo de Moura Macêdo, Nayara Dannielle Costa de Sousa, Tamyres Lopes Rios, Osiel César da Trindade Júnior and José de Ribamar de Sousa Rocha

Pythium spp. on Vegetable Crops: Research Progress and Major Challenges

Pratibha Sharma, Prashant P. Jambhulkar, Raja, M and Shaily Javeria

Host Plants and Specificity of the Genus Pythium

Kamel Abd-Elsalam and Amal-Asran


Taxonomic Challenges in the Genus Pythium

Reza Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa and Fatemeh Salmaninezhad

Diagnosis of Pythium by Classical and Molecular Approaches

Shivannegowda Mahadevakumar and Kandikere Ramaiah Sridhar


Pythium insidiosum - An Emerging Mammalian Pathogen

Erico S. Loreto, Juliana S. M. Tondolo and Janio M. Santurio


Damping-off Caused by Pythium Species: Disease Profile and Management

Mohammad Imad Khrieba

The Genus Pythium: Genomics and Breeding for Resistance

Ramadan A. Arafa, Said M. Kamel and Kamel Abd-Esalam

Role of Phytochemicals in Plant Diseases Caused by Pythium

Rajendra M. Gade, Mahendra Rai, Ranjit S. Lad and Amol V. Shitole

Pythium aphanidermatum and its Control Measures

Tahira Parveen, Mukesh Meena, Tripta Jain, Kavita Rathore,Surbhi Mehta and Kanika Sharma

Management of Pythium Diseases

Rehana Naz Syed, Abdul Mubeen Lodhi and Saleem Shahzad

Management of Pythium spp. by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Sarika R.Bhalerao, Pratiksha R.Gund, Sunita D. Bansod and Mahendra Rai

Pythium Species as Biocontrol Agents

Mousa Alghuthaymi, Khaled Kasem, Omar Atik and Kamel Abd-Elsalam

About the Editors

Mahendra Rai, Ph.D. is a Senior Professor and UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty Fellow at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist in University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and National University of Rosario, Argentina. He has published more than 400 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 48 books and 6 patents.

Kamel Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D. is a head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include molecular plant pathology and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling plant diseases. He has published, 4 books, and more than 120 research articles.

Dr. Kamel served as visiting scholar in Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Thailand, Institute of Microbiology, TUM, Germany, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Plant Protection Department, Sassari University, Italy.

Dr. Avinash P. Ingle has completed his doctoral degree from Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra (India). He had worked as ResearchScientist in the same department from 2013-2016. He has more than 65 research publications, 38 book chapters and 3 books to his credit. He has been awarded travel grants from different funding agencies to present his research work in international conferences held at Malaysia, China, Spain and France. Currently, Dr. Ingle is working as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena -University of São Paulo, Brazil and area of his research interest include plant pathology, nanobiotechnology and biofuel production.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General