Phytopathology is a multi-disciplinary science that not only includes study of plant diseases but also deals with host species such as plant science and plant physiology. Plant science is the study of diversities, functions and structures of plants. It involves studying plants living on land, in the sea and in freshwater environments, from the scale of genes and molecules to ecology.

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2020-10-31 Research Article

Antifungal activity of epecific plant essential oils against fusarium graminearum

Esma Özsoy, Buket Kesercan and Emre Yörük*


Fusarium graminearum is one of the most popular phytopathogens of cereals worldwide. F. graminearum is the major causal agent of head blight of wheat and barley. Disease-resistant cultivar development, antagonistic microorganism usage and fungicide treatment are the most commo...

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2020-08-14 Review Article

Antiviral and Antinematodal potentials of chitosan: Review

Mahmoud Hamdy Abd El-Aziz and Mohamed Salah Khalil*


For many years, chemical pesticides have been performed to control different pests and diseases and this may be due to their broad spectrum of action, easy of application and the relatively low cost. But these chemicals have environmental risks, thus alternative control agent...

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2020-06-18 Review Article

A Perspective on therapeutic potential of weeds

Vikrant Arya* and Ranjeet Kaur Parmar


Nature gives us a diverse plethora of floral wealth. Weeds have been recognized as invasive plant by most of scholars in today’s world with extraordinary travel history. They are considered to be noxious for adjoining plant species and also as economic hazard. Weeds inh...

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2020-05-07 Research Article

Gene polymorphisms CVPDr on some plants citrus in Bali Island

I Gusti Ayu Diah Yuniti, I Ketut Widnyana*, I Gede Putu Wirawan, I Nyoman Wijaya and Made Sritamin


Citrus Vein Phloem Degeneration (CVPD) is the main disease of citrus plants in Indonesia. This disease is caused by Gram negative bacteria, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Almost all citrus plants are susceptible to this disease and only a few citrus plants such as seedles...

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2020-05-05 Mini Review

Incidence and disease control of Zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus

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Zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus (ZYMV) was first identified in northern Italy. It likes other species of the family Potyuiridue. ZYMV has been recorded in many countries since 1981. The efficient intercontinental spread of the virus can be explained by international trading ...

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2020-04-02 Review Article

Role of pollen morphology in taxonomy and detection of adulterations in crud drugs

Kshirsagar Sanjay Ragho*


Present paper communicates 42 species of angiosperms depicting characteristics of pollen grains as shape, color, exine ornamentations, and type of apertures. Pollen morphological characters are very important in plant identifications in field. Pollen surface features plays si...

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2020-02-28 Research Article

Analysis of factors influencing participation of farm households in watermelon production in some selected local government areas of Sokoto State, Nigeria

Salihu Abdullahi Abubakar*, Binta Muhammed Manga, Maryam Bello Ali, Abdullahi Muazu and Dalha Magaji


The study analyzed the factors influencing participation of farm households’ in watermelon production in the study areas. Three local government areas out of Sokoto state were purposively selected. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Multistage of sampling technique...

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2020-02-19 Review Article

The Importance of Potato virus Y Potyvirus

Mahmoud Hamdy Abd El-Aziz*


Potato virus Y potyvirus (PVY) is one of the most important aphid transmitted viral pathogen of potato worldwide. PVY affects potato plant (Solanum tuberosum L.), which is an important economic crop. PVY infection with potato viruses usually causing severe economic damage aff...

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2020-02-06 Research Article

In vitro and preventative field evaluations of potential biological control agents and synthetic fungicides for control of Clarireedia jacksonii sp. nov.

Jeffery W Marvin, Robert A Kerr*, Lambert B McCarty, William C Bridges, S Bruce Martin and Christina E Wells


Clarireedia jacksonii sp. nov. Formerly Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett, the causal agent of dollar spot (DS), is the most destructive pathogen in turfgrass. Symptoms appear as circular patches 10-40 mm in diameter with small tan lesions surrounded by a darker band, some...

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2019-12-30 Research Article

Potential of Pleurotus sajor-caju compost for controlling Meloidogyne incognita and improve nutritional status of tomato plants

Doaa M Mostafa, Sherin FA Awd Allah* and Eman FA Awad-Allah


The potential of spent compost of oyster mushroom, Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivated on rice (MCR) or wheat straws (MCW) was evaluated against the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita on tomato plants under field conditions during two successive seasons (2016 and 2017). Th...

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