1st Edition

Pythium Diagnosis, Diseases and Management

    392 Pages 8 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    392 Pages 8 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    392 Pages 8 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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

    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 Golinska and Magdalena Swiecimska

    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



    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 Research Scientist 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.