India is one of the mega-biodiversity nations richly endowed with 45,000 plant species and about 7,000 plants are recognized and being used in Indian system of medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy. There has been considerable emphasis on research and development on medicinal and aromatic plants for few decades, however, very little information on diseases and insect pests of these valuable plants is available in the country.
In the present compilation, a meticulous effort has been made by the authors to provide a consolidated picture of fungal diseases of important medicinal plants of India. Diseases of 202 plants were studied and out of which 52 different kinds of diseases have been recorded new to India. The distribution, uses of medicinal plants and symptoms of diseases along with percentage disease incidence (PDI) have also been outlined in this text. The present report also includes the diversity of fungal pathogens on these medicinal plants published by several earlier Mycologists from different parts of the country. Many other reports which have been published in different journals, Proceedings of Seminars, Symposia and Conferences have been taken into account in the preparation of the text.
We are confident that this book will serve as a key source of information on all the aspects of therapeutic importance and fungi associated with medicinal plants / crude herbal drugs not only to the students but also to the Mycologists, Plant Pathologists, Extension Specialists, Fungal Taxonomists, Research Organizations, medicinal lants Cultivators and plant drug Manufacturers at National and International level.
¬® Introduction ¬® Rice necrosis mosaic virus(RNMV) and its bio-physical characterization¬® RNMV- Host-dependent reaction reversibility¬® Existence of virus in inoculated fibre crop plants¬® RNMV ‚Äď fibre plant interaction and metabolic changes ¬® Agronomic and Economic Package for Energized Jute
Eultivation : On- and Off-farm practices under different agro-ecologies ¬® RNMV-interaction with other crops and changes in biochemical properties ¬® Executive summary ¬® Conclusion ¬® Strategic steps in need ¬® Literature cited ¬® Abbreviations ¬® Subject index
¬® Introduction ¬® Bast fibre crops : Their Types and Details in Brief ¬® Diseases of Jute ¬® Diseases of Mesta ¬® Diseases of Sunnhemp ¬® Diseases of Ramie ¬® Diseases of Flax ¬® Diseases of Congo jute ¬® Host : Pathogen Interaction in Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Biological Control of Diseases of Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Integrated Pest Management in Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Phanerogamic Parasite in Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Non-parasitic Diseases in Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Disease of Unknown Etiology ¬® Biotechnolgy in Disease Management of Bast Fibre Crops ¬® Literature Cited ¬® Abbreviations
¬® Solar Radiation Resource Assessment
¬® Heating Applications as Low and Medium Temperatures by Solar Energy
¬® Solar Thermal Power Generation
¬® Solar Cells: Review and Recent advances
¬® Power Generation through Photovoltaics
Contents: Preface,Resistance to spread: dynamic aspects of defence mechanisms,A Wound healing,B Physico-chemical barricade formation,C Hypersensitive reaction,D Phytoalexin production, E Accumulation of phenolics and related toxic substances, II Induced and acquired resistance, III Summing-Up, References.
¬® People‚Äôs Perception on Climate Change ¬® Global Warming, Climate Change and Environmental Issue for Sustainable Development ¬® Current State of Climate Change Law with special reference to India ¬® Climatic vulnerability & Adaptation techniques in Western Rajasthan ¬® Energy Resource Development in the Sundarban Region of Wes Bengal: Perspective of Climate Hazards and Vulnerability ¬® Impact of Climatic Policy Adopted in India on Manufacturing Exports ¬® Contemporary Climate Change ¬® Distribution & Properties of Rainfall Occurrences in Drought ¬® Climate Change and Community Based Forest Management ¬® Rainfall, Agriculture and Socio-economic Transformation ¬® Occupa-tional Structure of Scheduled Tribe Population in Indian Himalayan Region ¬® Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) for Ecotourism Initiative of Forest Community¬® Growth and Characteristics of Population of Urban Centres of Sikkim ¬® Condition of Urban Slums ¬® Influences of Changing Human Societies and the Climate Change ¬® Mainstreaming adaptation in India ¬® Impact of Agroclimatic factors on Plant Secondary Metabolites and their Accumulation in Medicinal Plants - A commercial approach ¬® Vulnerability of River Gradient, Longitudinal Profile and Embankments Role in Extent and Magnitude of Flood ¬® Assessing the Impact of Mizoram‚Äôs New Land Use Policy on Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods Security ¬® A Study of Yak Population of Arunachal Pradesh with Special Reference to Agro-Climatic Changes ¬® Impact of Flood on Settlement Displacement and Agricultural Productivity in Lower Dikrong Basin of Assam ¬® Climate Change and Indian Horticulture: Opportunities for Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies ¬® Climate Change and Land Use ¬® Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity ¬® Climate Change: Cause and Impact to the Water Borne Disease and Health ¬® Temporal and spatial distribution of As, Fe, and Mn in the groundwater aquifer at Silchar Town, South Assam and their variation with depth and pH ¬® Impact of Climate Change on Cropping Pattern ¬® Community Based Water Projects, Withering Justice and Environment Protection ¬® Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability ¬® Energy Needs and Environment Mitigation ¬® Current Trends of Tropical Cyclone Energy ¬® Identification of Potential Sites for Water Recharge and Conservation in Lower Tlawng Sub-watershed, Aizawl District using Geo-informatics ¬® Watershed Management and Sustainable Development in Upper Tuivai ¬® Effect of physico-chemical parameters of water on abundance of trematode parasites of Channa punctata (Bloch) in Pumlen Lake, Manipur, India ¬® Identification of Urban Hot Spots in Relation to Built-Up Surface and Nature of Buildings in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Area ¬® The Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Managing Forest Plantation and Watershed Conservation in Pasolgad Watershed in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand ¬® Empowering Mountain Women through Livelihood Promotion and Natural Resource Management
¬®Part I).Biology and taxonomy of Phytophthora
¬®Part II). Principles of Phytophthora disease management
¬®Part III).Phytophthora diseases of crops and their management
¬® Part IV).Threats of exotic Phytophthora species