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Diagnostics of Plant Diseases

Dmitry Kurouski

Texas A&M University


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About the book

Timely plant pathogen diagnostics can save up to 50% of the total agricultural yield worldwide. Current
molecular and imaging methods for detection and identification of plant diseases have many limitations that will be discussed in this book. This sparked interest in the development of minimally invasive and substrate general spectroscopic
techniques that can be used directly in the field for confirmatory plant disease diagnostics.

This book will also discuss recent progress in development of reflectance, infrared, Raman and surface-enhanced Raman
spectroscopy for detection and identification of plant diseases. It will also present advantages and disadvantages of these optical spectroscopy methods compared to the most common molecular and imaging techniques.

The book also aims to discuss specific plant diseases, their symptoms and available methods of treatment.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 10th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 30th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 18th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 17th 2021

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About the editor

Dmitry Kurouski

Texas A&M University

Dr. Kurouski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and at Texas A&M University. He did a postdoc at Northwestern University, working with Prof. Richard P. Van Duyne on tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and plasmonics. Dr. Kurouski received PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the SUNY Albany, State University of New York under the supervision of Prof. Igor K. Lednev. His current research focuses on Raman-based diagnostics of plant diseases and elucidation of structure and dynamics of biological and photocatalytic systems at nanoscale using TERS and AFM-IR.

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