Department of Plant Protection

The Department of Plant Protection, founded in 1992, offers a B.S. program in “plant protection”, a M.S. program in “Plant pathology”, and a Ph.D. program in “Agricultural Entomology”.

The Master’s program of the Department of Plant Protection started from 1997. Students who participate in this program can study in the following areas:

  • Plant Pathogen Identification including: Fungi, Prokaryotes, Viruses and Nematodes
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Non-pathogenic plant disease identification
  • Important plant pest identification
  • Plant disease and pest management and toxicology

Educational areas of specialization in this program are:

  • Plant Pathology: Mycology, Virology, Plant Pathogenic Prokaryotes and Nematology
  • Entomology: Biological Control and Insect Pathology, Ecology and Management, Systematics, and Toxicology branches.

The Doctoral Program at the Department of Plant Protection started admitting Ph.D. candidates in 2007. This program focuses on the following subjects:

  • Plant Pathogen Identification including: Fungi, Prokaryotes, Viruses and Nematodes
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Non-pathogenic plant disease identification
  • Important plant pest identification
  • Plant disease and pest management and toxicology

Educational areas of specialization are:

  • Plant Pathology: Mycology, Virology, Plant Pathogenic Prokaryotes and Nematology
  • Entomology: Biological Control and Insect Pathology, Ecology and Management, Systematics, and Toxicology branches. More

Head of the Department of Plant Protection
Saeed_Tarighi
Saeed Tarighi
Associate Professor
Department of Plant protection
starighi@um.ac.ir
+985138805815


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Plant protection
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Plant Protection (Diseases)
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Plant Protection (Diseases)-Mycology
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)-Biological Control
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)-Insect Pathology
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)-Ecology and Management
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)-Systematics
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Plant Pathology (Entemology)-Toxicology
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Academic staff

Sareh Baghaee Ravari
Associate Professor
Lida Fekrat
Associate Professor
Mojtaba Hosseini
Associate Professor
Javad Karimi
Associate Professor
Esmat Mahdikhani Moghadam
Professor
Mojtaba Mamarabadi
Associate Professor
Mohsen Mehrvar
Associate Professor
Gholamhossein Moravvej
Associate Professor
Hussein Sadeghi Namaghi
Professor
Parissa Taheri
Professor
Saeed Tarighi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Zaki Aghl
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Matlab Dokht, P., Fekrat, L., Zaki Aghl, M., Moravvej, G., & Asghar Shivani (2020). Development and Validation of a Real-Time PCR Assay for the Identification of a Common Agrotis Species: Agrotis segetum (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 22 (4), 989-998.
Moghbeli, S., Fekrat, L., & Babak Gharali (2020). Empidideicus jirofti sp. nov. (Diptera: Mythicomyiidae: Empidideicinae),  a new microbombyliid from Kerman province, southern Iran, with a key to species of Empidideicus from Iran. Zootaxa, 4722 (4), 352-360.
Hassanzadeh Avval, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2020). Molecular and morphological identification of Anthocoris spp. (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) predators of three economically important psyllid species in Razavi Khorasan province, Northeastern Iran. Biologia, 75 (10), 1667-1677.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2020). Three new Aceria spp. (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated to Artemisia spp. (Compositae) from South Khorasan province, East Iran  . Systematic and Applied Acarology, 25 (2), 349-360.
Al Zaidawi, J., Karimi, J., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2020). Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Potential Biological Control Agents of Subterranean Termite, Microcerotermes diversus (Blattodea: Termitidae) in Iraq. Environmental Entomology, 49 (2), 412-421.
Taheri, P. (2020). Biocontrol and plant growth promotion activities of endophytic and rhizospheric fungi from almond trees (Prunus dulcis) indigenous in the northeast of Iran. Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology, 10 (1), 50-62.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2020). Three new species of eriophyid mites (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated with Leguminosae species from semi-arid and arid environment in East Iran. International Journal of Acarology, (), -.
Falahzadah, M., Karimi, J., Moravvej, G. (2020). Isolation and characterization of native insect pathogens from soils of North Afghanistan. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 150 (2), 81-86.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2020). Four new species (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) and one new record of Aceria from arid and semi-arid areas in East Iran  . Systematic and Applied Acarology, 25 (5), 843-856.
Falahzadah, M., Karimi, J. (2020). Biological control chance and limitation within integrated pest management program in Afghanistan. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 30 (1), -.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2020). Two new species of eriophyid mites (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated with Lamiaceae species from semi-arid and arid environment in East Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 25 (6), 1013-1020.
Faghih Imani, M., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2020). Antifungal and Virulence-Modulating Effects of Thyme Essential Oil against Fusarium spp., Causing Wheat Diseases. Applied Microbiology: Theory Technology, (), -.
Ali Akbar Aghadokht, P., Fekrat, L., Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2020). Parasitoid wasps diversity (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in diverse 11 habitats of northeastern Iran. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 16 (2), 141-160.
Hossein Pour Jajarm, F., Moravvej, G., Modarres Awal, M. (2020). Insecticidal activity of solid lipid nanoparticle loaded by Ziziphora clinopodioides Lam. against Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). International Journal of Pest Management, (), -.
Keykhosravi, M., Fekrat, L., & Sayeh Serri (2020). A contribution to the knowledge of ground beetles (Col.: Carabidae) fauna of northeastern Iran along with two new records. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 16 (1), 1-18.
Akhlaghi, M., Tarighi, S., & Taheri, P. (2020). Effect of antimicrobial peptides and monoterpenes on control of fire blight. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 18 (2), e1002-e1012.
Neda, S., Hosseini, M., & Mohsen Mehrparvar (2020). Aphids living on Asteraceae plants in North Khorasan, Iran: report of three aphid species new to fauna of Iran. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 6 (2), 179-193.
Mohammadpour, M., Hosseini, M., J.p. Michaud, Karimi, J., & Vahid Hosseininaveh (2020). The life history of Nabis pseudoferus feeding on Tuta absoluta eggs is mediated by egg age and parasitism status. Biological Control, 151 (12), 104401-104412.
Dabere, S., Zohreh Moradi, Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2020). Analysis of the complete genome sequence of cucumber mosaic virus from Vinca minor and Wisteria sinensis in Iran. Journal of Plant Pathology, (), -.
Fekrat, L., Zaki Aghl, M., Manpreet K. Dhami, Yue Zhang, & Koohkanzadeh, M. (2020). De novo assembly and comparative analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the pistachio psyllid, Agonoscena pistaciae (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, (), -.
Alfarhani, H., Darsouei, R., Kamali, S., Moravvej, G., & Karimi, J. (2020). Pathogenicity of native isolates of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria and Metharizium genera on Microcerotermes diversus (Blattodea: Termitidae) in the laboratory. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, (), -.
Amir Biranvand, Shahram Hesami, Mehdi Gheibi, Fekrat, L., & Oldrich Nedved (2020). Additional notes to the morphology of Hyperaspis pseudopustulata Mulsant, 1853 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 7 (1), 67-73.
Tahan, V., Jahangir Heydarnejad, & Jafarpour, B. (2020). Characterization of Beet curly top Iran virus infecting eggplant and pepper in north-eastern Iran. Indian Phytopathology, 73 (3), 577-581.
Al Inizi, H., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2020). Genetic diversity and biological characterization of watermelon mosaic virus isolates from Iran and Iraq. Acta Virologica, 64 (4), 506-508.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Llilo (2020). Seven new vagrant eriophyoid species (Acari: Eriophyoidea) from semi-arid and arid environment in East Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 25 (12), 2190-2211.
Rajab, A., Moravvej, G., & Asoodeh, A. (2020). Rapid, One-Step DNA Extraction for the Identification of German Cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Using DNA Sequence of Mitochondrial Ribosomal RNA gene (16S rRNA gene). Journal of Entomological Research, 44 (2), 189-194.
Haddadfar, R., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Baghaee Ravari, S. (2020). TWO NEW NEMATODE SPECIES FROM PISTACHIO FAUNA IN KHORASAN RAZAVI PROVINCE OF IRAN. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 32 (2), -.
Shahi Bajestani, M., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., & Rouhani, H. (2020). Study of Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Description of New Record (Rotylenchus alius) Associated with Barley (Hordium vulgare L.) in Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeast Iran. Pakistan Journal of Nematology, 38 (2), 171-178.
Karimpour, S., Davarynejad, G., Zaki Aghl, M. (2020). Optimization of plant growth regulators for in vitro shoot proliferation of apple cv. ʽAbbasiʼ using response surface method. Journal of Plant Physiology and Breeding, 10 (1), 111-125.

Recent research projects

Mamarabadi, Mojtaba,shokouhifar, Farhad,sadeghi, Narges (2020). Promoter expression analysis of Chickpea PR10 gene as a stable expression in Tobacco plant, in response to the fungal extract and direct Infection of Ascochyta rabiei.

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144