Characterization, Epidemiology, and Management

Characterization, Epidemiology, and Management

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: A. K. Tiwari, Kenro Oshima, Amit Yadav, Seyyed Esmaeilzadeh-Hosseini, Yupa Hanboonsong, Suman Lakhanpaul
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916714

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Phytoplasma Diseases in Asian Countries: Characterization, Epidemiology and Management is the third volume in the Phytoplasma Diseases in Asian Countries series dedicated to the analysis of plant pathogens across Asia. Highlighting genomic studies and molecular approaches for rapid detection of phytoplasma diseases, the book discusses effective control measures for insect vectors across Asia. The chapters in this book discuss the latest biological controls and how best to manage and even eliminate phytoplasma diseases. This is an essential read for students, researchers and agriculturalists interested in plant pathology. Phytoplasma are microorganisms that are transmitted by insect vectors, infecting various different types of annuals and perennials and causing serious damage to crops across Asia.

Key Features

  • Highlights the latest advances in diagnostic technologies
  • Includes up-to-date information on genome sequencing of important phytoplasma strains across Asia
  • Discusses the epidemiology and management of phytoplasma-associated disease


Researchers and students interested in plant pathology, plant biochemistry, plant genetics and agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Novel methods of diagnosis of phytoplasma in Asian Countries
    2. Epidemiology of phytoplasma disease in Asian countries
    3. Graft transmissible phytoplasma diseases in Asia and their management
    4. Transmission of Sugarcane white leaf and SCGS
    5. Transmission of lime witches’ broom
    6. Major Insect vectors of phytoplasma disease in Asian Countries
    7. Genetic variation and evolution of phytoplasmas strains in Asian Countries
    8. Updates on host-phytoplasma-insect metabolic interactions
    9. Mutilocus gens specific identification of phytoplasma strains associated with important plants in Asia
    10. Genomic studies of Asian Phytoplasmas
    11. Full genome sequence of Asian Phytoplasma isolates
    12. Cross boundary movement of phytoplasma in Asia and status of quarantines
    13. Effective agronomic practices for successful management of phytoplasmas
    14. Management of phytoplasma diseases
    15. Management of insect vectors associated phytoplasma diseases
    16. Elimination of phytoplasmas: An effective control prospective
    17. Phytoplasma resistance
    18. Synergism and biological control of phytoplasma diseases
    19. Control of psyllids using RNAi approaches
    20. Management of HLB/citrus greening disease
    21. Molecular approaches for rapid detection of phytoplasma associated diseases in crops

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916714

About the Editors

A. K. Tiwari

Dr. Ajay K. Tiwari is working as Principal Scientific Officer for the U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, India. He received his PhD in 2011 on Cucurbit viruses from the Biotechnology department of CCS University, Meerut, India. Dr Tiwari is a regular member of the British Society of Plant Pathology, Indian Phytopathological Society, Sugarcane Technologists Association of India, International Society of Sugarcane Technologists, Society of Sugarcane Research and Promotion, Prof H S Srivastava Foundation, and the Society of Plant Research. He has published 45 research articles, 7 review articles in national and International journals, 3 book chapters in edited books and also submitted more than 120 nucleotide sequences of plant pathogens in Genbank to his credit. He is editor in Chief of Agrica Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Scientific Officer, U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, India

Kenro Oshima

Kenro Oshima is a Professor of Plant Pathology at the Hosei University, Japan. He has 20 years of research experience in the field of plant pathology, especially the genomes and pathogenicity of phytoplasmas. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of General Plant Pathology. He has published more than 60 peer reviewed articles in international journals and has delivered numerous oral and poster presentations at national and international meetings. He received the Kitamoto Award from the Japanese Society of Mycoplasmology in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Hosei University Japan

Amit Yadav

Dr Amit Yadav is a scientist at the NCCS, India. He has over 8 years’ experience in the fields of phytoplasma biology, microbial diversity and applied microbiology with more than 35 research publications. He is a member of the editorial board of Phytopathogenic Mollicutes and has presented at several international conferences. His main research interests are epidemiology, genomics and taxonomy of phytoplasmas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, National Centre for Cell Science, India

Seyyed Esmaeilzadeh-Hosseini

Dr Seyyed Alireza Esmailzadeh Hosseini is the Head of the Yazd Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, and an Assistant Professor in Plant Protection. His research focuses on phytoplasmas of plants in Iran.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Center, Yazd Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Yazd, Iran

Yupa Hanboonsong

Yupa Hanboonsong is a Thai entomologist, specializing in entomophagy (the use of insects as food). She received her PhD in insect systematics from Lincoln University in New Zealand, and currently works as an associate professor in the entomology department at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. The effects on Thailand of the 1997 Asian financial crisis prompted her to train rice farmers in remote areas of the country to farm crickets as a cheap and plentiful nutrition source. She has co-authored several reports on insect farming for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Suman Lakhanpaul

Dr Lakhanpaul is a Professor in the Botany Department, Delhi University, India. She received her PhD in Plant Genetics and has over 20 years of experience in the field of plant science. Her research interests include plant molecular genetics, molecular analysis of biodiversity and plant-insect-endosymbiont interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Delhi University, India

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