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    Ravindra Kumar, Anuja Gupta, editors.
    Summary: The global population is increasing rapidly, and feeding the ever-increasing population poses a serious challenge for agriculturalists around the world. Seed is a basic and critical input in agriculture to ensure global food security. Roughly 90 percent of the crops grown all over the world are propagated by seed. However, seed can also harbour and spread pathogens, e.g. fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses etc., which cause devastating diseases. Seed-borne pathogens represent a major threat to crop establishment and yield. Hence, timely detection and diagnosis is a prerequisite for their effective management. The book "Seed-Borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: Detection, Diagnosis & Management" addresses key issues related to seed-borne/transmitted diseases in various agricultural crops. Divided into 31 chapters, it offers a comprehensive compilation of papers concerning: the history of seed pathology, importance of seed-borne diseases, seed-borne diseases and quarantine, seed health testing and certification, detection and diagnosis of seed-borne diseases and their phytopathogens, host-parasite interactions during development of seed-borne diseases, diversity of seed-borne pathogens, seed-borne diseases in major agricultural crops, non-parasitic seed disorders, mechanisms of seed transmission and seed infection, storage fungi and mycotoxins, impact of seed-borne diseases on human and animal health, and management options for seed-borne diseases. We wish to thank all of the eminent researchers who contributed valuable chapters to our book, which will be immensely useful for students, researchers, academics, and all those involved in various agro-industries.

    Part 1. Impact of seed borne phytopathogens or seed borne diseases on agriculture and society
    Chapter 1. Importance of Seed-borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: Economic losses and Impact on Society
    Chapter 2. Major Seed-borne Diseases of Agricultural Crops: International Trade of Agricultural Products and Role of Quarantine
    Part II. History of seed pathology
    Chapter 3. Contribution of Individuals and Organizations in the Development of Seed Pathology
    Chapter 4. Ancient, Mid-time and Recent History of Seed Pathology
    Part III. Diagnosis & detection of seed borne pathogens
    Chapter 5. Diagnosis and detection of Seed borne fungal phytopathogens
    Chapter 6. Detection of Seed and Propagating Material Borne Bacterial Diseases of Economically Important Crops
    Chapter 7. Detection and diagnosis of seed-borne viruses and virus like pathogens
    Chapter 8. Detection and diagnosis of seed borne and seed associated nematode
    Part IV. Host
    parasite interaction during the development of seed borne diseases
    Chapter 9. Host-parasite Interaction During Development of Major Seed-borne Fungal Diseases
    Chapter 10. Host-parasite interaction during development of major seed borne bacterial diseases
    Chapter 11. Host-parasite interaction during development of major seed transmitted viral diseases
    Chapter 12. Host-parasite interaction during development of major seed borne diseases caused by nematodes
    Part V. Diversity of seed borne phytopathogens
    Chapter 13. Diversity of seed borne fungal phytopathogens
    Chapter 14. Diversity of seed borne bacterial phytopathogens
    Chapter 15. Genetic diversity, transmission and understanding of seed-borne viruses and phytoplasma
    Chapter 16. Diversity of Seed Borne and Seed Associated Nematodes
    Part VI. Major Seed borne diseases in different agricultural crops
    Chapter 17. Major Seed borne diseases in important cereals: Symptomatology, etiology & economic importance
    Chapter 18. Major Seed born e diseases in important oilseeds: Symptomatology, etiology & economic importance
    Chapter 19. Major Seed borne diseases in important pulses: Symptomatology, etiology & economic importance
    Chapter 20. Major Seed borne diseases in important vegetables: Symptomatology, etiology & economic importance
    Chapter 21. Major Seed borne diseases in important forage crops & fibre crops: Symptomatology, etiology & economic importance
    Part VII. Seed borne diseases: Human and animal health
    Chapter 22. Seed borne diseases: its impact on Human and animal health
    Part VIII. Management of seed borne pathogens/diseases
    Chapter 23. Use of Biological Control Agents in the Management of Seedborne Diseases
    Chapter 24. Chemical Management of seed borne diseases: Achievements and future challenges
    Chapter 25. Biotechnology: An intervention for the genetic resistance against seed borne phytopathogens
    Chapter 26. Management of Seed borne diseases: An integrated approach
    Part IX: Mechanism of seed transmission and seed infection
    Chapter 27. Mechanism of Seed Transmission and Seed Infection in Major Agricultural Crops in India
    Part X: Miscellaneous
    Chapter 28. Seed Health Testing and Seed Certification
    Chapter 29. Non-Parasitic Seed Disorders of Major Agricultural Crops
    Chapter 30. Storage fungi and Mycotoxins
    Chapter 31. Epidemiology of seed borne diseases.
    Digital Access Springer 2020