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
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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 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
Assistant Professor
Mohsen Mehrvar
Associate Professor
Gholamhossein Moravvej
Associate Professor
Hussein Sadeghi Namaghi
Professor
Parissa Taheri
Associate Professor
Saeed Tarighi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Zaki Aghl
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Heidari, M., M. Zare Khormizi, Moravvej, G., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2017). Survey on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and their aphid partners (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Northeast and Center of Iran. Entomofauna, 38 (17), 369-376.
G. Soika, Gol, A., Honarmand, A., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2017). New records of eriophyoid mites from Iran (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) and a description of a new Brevulacus Manson species. Zootaxa, 4216 (4), 321-338.
Hosseini, S., Hosseini, M., Noboru Katayama, & Mohsen Mehrparvar (2017). Effect of Ant Attendance on Aphid Population Growth and above ground Biomass of the Aphid’s Host Plant. European Journal of Entomology, 114 (1), 106-112.
Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Abdzadeh, J., Baadl, S., & Alvani, S. (2017). Study of some mononchids (Nematoda: Mononchida) from Iran. Pakistan Journal of Nematology, 35 (1), 37-45.
Mamarabadi, M., & Rohani, A. (2017). Clustering of fungal hexosaminidase enzymes based on free alignment method using MLP neural network. Neural Computing and Applications, 28 (4), 1-11.
Amir Biranvand, Wioletta Tomaszewska, Oldrich Nedved, Mehdi Zare Khormizi, Vincent Nicolas, Claudio Canepari, Jahanshir Shakarami, Fekrat, L. (2017). Review of the tribe Hyperaspidini Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Iran. Zootaxa, 4236 (2), 311-326.
Khaledi, N., Taheri, P. (2017). Identification, virulence factors characterization, pathogenicity and aggressiveness analysis of Fusarium spp. causing wheat head blight in Iran. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 147 (4), 897-918.
Kambiz Minaei, Mahmood Alichi, Fekrat, L., Maryam Aleosfoor, & Jalil Alavi (2017). Leaf-feeding Mycterothrips: two new species from southern Iran (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Zootaxa, 4243 (1), 195-200.
Sepideh, G., Karimi, J., Kamali, S., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2017). Biocontrol of Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) by Lecanicillium longisporum and Lecanicillium lecanii under laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 20 (1), 605-612.
Habibi, R., Tarighi, S., Javad Behravan, Taheri, P., Asker Brejnrod (2017). Whole-Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens EK007-RG4, a Promising Biocontrol Agent against a Broad Range of Bacteria, Including the Fire Blight Bacterium Erwinia amylovora. Genome Announcements, 5 (13), 1-2.
Nasimi, Z., & Taheri, P. (2017). Endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica induced systemic resistance against rice sheath blight via affecting hydrogen peroxide and antioxidants. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 27 (2), 252-276.
Faezeh Mahdinejad Golkhatmi, Bahram Bahramian, & Mamarabadi, M. (2017). Application of surface modified nano ferrite nickel in catalytic reaction (epoxidation of alkenes) and investigation on its antibacterial and antifungal activities. Materials Science and Engineering C, 78 (0), 1-11.
Mousavi, S., Abbaspour-fard, M., Aghkhani, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Ebrahim Ebrahimi (2017). Acoustic detection of different stages of the confused flour beetle (Triboium confusum) in grain bulks using an audio sensor. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (1), 1551-1563.
Darsouei, R., Karimi, J., Mohammad Ghadamyari, & Hosseini, M. (2017). Differential change patterns of main antimicrobial peptide genes during infection of entompathogenic nematode and their symbiotic bacteria. Journal of Parasitology, 103 (4), 1-7.
Mirzaei, H., Tarighi, S., Morteza Golmohammadi, & Taheri, P. (2017). The Effect of Citrus Essential Oils and Their Constituents on Growth of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. Molecules, 22 (591), 1-14.
Alvani, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H., & Abbas Mohammadi (2017). Morphological and molecular characterization and phylogenetic position of a new record, Tylenchorhynchus zeae, and some known species of Telotylenchidae Siddiqi, 1960 and Merliniidae Siddiqi, 1971 from Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 41 (2), 227-236.
Karimi, J., Darsouei, R., & Sharifi Sarabi, S. (2017). A bethylid (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) as promising biocontrol agent of rosaceous long horn beetle, Osphranteria coerulescens (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Entomological News, 127 (2), 1-7.
Sabahi, S., Fekrat, L., Zaki Aghl, M., & Moravvej, G. (2017). Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Combined with PCR for Rapid Identification of the Ethiopian Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Neotropical Entomology, 47 (1), 96-105.
E. Sedighi, E. Shokoohi, & Karimi, J. (2017). New data on Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar, 1976 from south eastern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 12 (2), 181-190.
Refahi, M., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2017). Exploring Possible Variation among Iranian Erwinia amylovora Strains Using Multilocus Typing and Tandem Repeat Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (1), 745-754.
Moradi, Z., Ehsan Nazifi, & Mehrvar, M. (2017). Occurrence and Evolutionary Analysis of Coat Protein Gene Sequences of Iranian Isolates of Sugarcane mosaic virus. plant Pathology Journal, 33 (3), 296-306.
Alvandi, J., Karimi, J., Mohammad Ghadamyari, Mahbubeh Sharifi, & Asoodeh, A. (2017). Physiological defense of the white grub, Polyphylla adspersa Motschulsky (Col., Scarabaeidae) against entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 20 (4), 17-27.
Darsouei, R., Karimi, J., Hosseini, M., & Mohammad Ghadamyari (2017). Immune defense components of Spodoptera exigua larvae against entomopathogenic nematodes and symbiotic bacteria. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 27 (7), 867-885.
Darsouei, R., Karimi, J., & G.b. Dunphy (2017). The Role of Pilin Protein of Xenorhabdus Nematophila Against Immune Defense Reactions of Insects. Journal of Insect Physiology, 101 (4), 82-90.
Sabahi, S., Fekrat, L., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2017). A Simple and Rapid Molecular Method for Simultaneous Identification of Four Economically Important Thrips Species. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 19 (6), 1279-1290.
Amir Biranvand, Jahanshir Shakarami, Fekrat, L., Elnaz Hamidi, & Guy A. Hanley (2017). The Ladybeetle Community (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in North East of Iran. Baltic Journal of Coleopterology, 17 (1), 49-67.
Kakueinezhad, M., Taheri, P., B. Mahmoudi, & Tarighi, S. (2017). Sources of resistance to Phytophthora root rot within the genus Beta. Euphytica, 213 (193), 1-16.
Rabiei Motlagh, E., Rouhani, H., Shokouhifar, F., Falahati Rastegar, M., & Taheri, P. (2017). Molecular identification of formae specialis and racial identity in Iranian strains of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici: detection of avirulence genes. Journal of Crop Protection, 6 (1), 67-77.
Karimi, J. (2017). Production of Culex pipiens (Dip.: Culicidae) adults infected by Strelkovimermis spiculatus (Nematoda: Mermithidae) in autodissemination control strategy. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, 37 (1), 125-134.
Mohammadpour, M., Hosseini, M., A. Matocq, & Fekrat, L. (2017). Heteroptera fauna in alfalfa fields of Ghaen and vicinity, South Khorasan province, with a new record for Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 13 (1), 9-21.
Keshavarztohid, V., Taheri, P., D. Muller, C. Prigent-combaret, J. Vacheron, S. M. Taghavi, Tarighi, S., & Y. Moenne-loccoz (2017). Phylogenetic diversity and antagonistic traits of root and rhizosphere pseudomonads of bean from Iran for controlling Rhizoctonia solani. Research in Microbiology, 168 (8), 760-772.
A. Biranvand, W. Tomaszewska, Wenjing Li, V. Nicolas, J. Shakarami, Fekrat, L., & M. Zare Khormizi (2017). Review of the tribe Chilocorini Mulsant from Iran (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). Zookeys, 712 (0), 43-68.
Darsouei, R., & Karimi, J. (2017). Natural enemies of the sugar beet army worm, Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in north-east Iran. Entomological News, 127 (30), 1-11.
Gerayeli, N., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Tarighi, S. (2017). Evaluation of the antagonistic potential of Bacillus strains against Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum and their role in the induction of resistance to potato soft rot infection. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 150 (4), 1049-1063.
Kamali, S., Karimi, J., & A. Koppenhofer (2017). New insight into the management of the tomato leaf miner,Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Economic Entomology, 112 (4), 7-17.
Fallahrostamabady, M., Farzam, M., V. Hosseini, Moravvej, G., & D. J. Eldridge (2017). Termite effects on soils and plants are generally consistent along a gradient in livestock grazing. Arid land Research and Management, 31 (2), 159-168.
Moradi, Z., E. Nazifi, & Mehrvar, M. (2017). Molecular characterization of two sugarcane streak mosaic virus isolates from Iran with emphasis on its population structure. Acta Virologica, 61 (4), 428-437.
Farokhzadeh, H., Moravvej, G., Modarres Awal, M., Karimi, J., & A. Rashed (2017). Comparison of Molecular and Conventional Methods for Estimating Parasitism Level in the Pomegranate Aphid Aphis punicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Journal of Insect Science, 17 (6), 1-7.
Taheri, P., & Kakoei, T. (2017). Reactive oxygen species accumulation and homeostasis are involved in plant immunity to an opportunistic fungal pathogen. Journal of Plant Physiology, 216 (1), 152-163.
Baghaee Ravari, S., Jamshidi, E. (2017). Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' associated with Eucalyptus witches’ broom in Iran. Forest Pathology, 48 (1), 1-6.
Karimzadeh, M., M. Siampour, Zaki Aghl, M., & Mehrvar, M. (2017). Identification and characterization of a phytoplasma associated with black locust yellow disease in two provinces of Iran. Crop Protection, 106 (1), 10-10.
Gholampour, Z., Kargar, M., Zaki Aghl, M., M. Siampour, Mehrvar, M., & K. Izadpanah (2017). Dynamics of the population structure and genetic variability within Iranian isolates of grapevine fanleaf virus: evidence for polyphyletic origin. Acta Virologica, 61 (3), 324-335.
Hosseini, H., Mehrvar, M., Zaki Aghl, M., & M. Siampour (2017). Comparative genetic diversity of potato virus Y populations based on coat protein gene. Acta Virologica, 61 (2), 161-174.
M.h. Amid-motlagh, H. Massumi, J.heydarnejad, Mehrvar, M., & M. R. Hajimorad (2017). Nucleotide sequence analyses of coat protein gene of peanut stunt virus isolates from alfalfa and different hosts show a new tentative subgroup from Iran. VirusDisease, 28 (3), 295-302.
Javanmard, A., Moghaddam Matin, M., Rouhani, H., Mashreghi, M., & Bahrami, A. (2017). Investigating Cellulase Producing Potential of Two Iranian Thermoascus aurantiacus Isolates in Submerged Fermentation. Journal of Genetic Resources, 3 (2), 87-97.

Recent research projects

Mamarabadi, Mojtaba,tanhaeian, Abas,azghandi, Marjan (2017). Cloning and recombinant expression of thanatin in the yeast Pichia pastoris and its application against plant pathogens.
Sadeghi Namaghi, Hussein (2017). Evaluation the effects of ant-aphid mutualism on the efficiency of biocontrol agents(parasitoids)
Karimi, Javad,goldani, Morteza,mahdikhani Moghadam, Esmat,hosseini, Mojtaba,kamali, Shokoofeh (2017). Iduced defence of tomato upon attarction of entmopathgenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae to infested tomato with herbivore

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144