Department of Plant Protection

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

The Master’s program of the Department of Plant Protection started from 1997. Students of 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 concentrations 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 since 2007. This program focuses on 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 concentrations 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 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

Mohammadiani, M., Karimi, J., Taheri, P., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Rasoul Zareh (2016). Entomopathogenic fungi as promising biocontrol agents for the rosaceous longhorn beetle, Osphranteria coerulescens. Biocontrol, 61 (2), 1-11.
Heidari, M., Moravvej, G., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). Investigation on the mutualistic interactions of ant species and the aphids, Cinara spp. (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Pinus mugo trees in urban green space of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran. Entomofauna, 37 (24), 401-412.
Honarmand, A., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). New records of eriophyoid mites (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae, Diptilomiopidae) from Iran. Entomofauna, 37 (18), 297-308.
Alavi, J., Modarres Awal, M., Fekrat, L., Kambiz Minaei, & Shahab Manzari (2016). One new species and two new records of the genus Aeolothrips from Iran (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Aeolothripidae). Zookeys, 557 (1), 111-120.
Nourbakhsh, Z., & Taheri, P. (2016). Nitric oxide: a signaling molecule which activates cell wall-associated defense of tomato against Rhizoctonia solani. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 144 (3), 551-568.
Amirijami, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Francis Gilbert, Moravvej, G., & Asoodeh, A. (2016). On the role of sinigrin (mustard oil) in a tritrophic context: plant–aphid–aphidophagous hoverfly. Ecological Entomology, 41 (1), 138-146.
Moravvej, G., Hamidi Loyen, K., & Nourani, L. (2016). Relationship between the sex and age of Mus musculus (Rodentia: Muridae) with ectoparasites prevalence in northeast of Iran. Persian Journal of Acarology, 5 (1), 51-62.
Hamidi Loyen, K., Nourani, L., & Moravvej, G. (2016). New rodents' hosts of sucking lice, fleas (Insecta: Anoplura, Siphonaptera) and hard ticks (Acari: Ixodida) from Iran. Persian Journal of Acarology, 5 (1), 85-88.
Moradi, Z., Mehrvar, M., Ehsan Nazifi, & Zaki Aghl, M. (2016). The complete genome sequences of two naturally occurring recombinant isolates of Sugarcane mosaic virus from Iran. Virus Genes, 53 (1), 1-11.
Parisa Lotfollahi, Gol, A., Karim Haddad Irani-nejad, & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). Eriophyid mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) from Elm trees in Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 21 (3), 367-374.
Shahi Bajestani, M., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., & Dolat Abadi, K. (2016). New records of two new plant nematode species from pomegranate gardens in southern Khorasan Province of Iran. Pakistan Journal of Nematology, 34 (1), 3-7.
Alvani, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H., & Abbas Mohammadi (2016). A checklist of the family Pratylenchidae Thorne, 1949 from Iran. Zootaxa, 4079 (2), 179-204.
Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Alvani, S., Rouhani, H., Abbas Mohammadi, & Gerrit Karssen (2016). Description of Basiria birjandiensis n. sp (Nematoda: Tylenchidae) from South Khorasan province with a checklist of the family Tylenchidae Örley 1880 from Iran. Zootaxa, 4085 (3), 345-373.
Azimi, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H., & H. Rajabi Memari (2016). First report of the nematodes Filenchus orientalis and Hemicriconemoides californianus on faba bean in Iran. Hellenic Plant Protection Journal, 9 (5), 44-50.
Khaledi, N., & Taheri, P. (2016). Biocontrol mechanisms of Trichoderma harzianum against soybean charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina. Journal of Plant Protection Research, 56 (1), 21-311.
Zendehdel, A., Daniel Burckhardt, Fekrat, L., Shahab Manzari, & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). An Annotated Checklist of the Jumping Plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Iran. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18 (1), 37-55.
Amirijami, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Francis Gilbert, Moravvej, G., & Asoodeh, A. (2016). Oviposition preference of aphidophagous hoverflies toward oviposition site quality: The presence of intra- and interspecific competitor, glucosinolate content, and prey species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 19 (0), 275-280.
Fekrat, L., Marzieh Hosseininejad, Ali Derakhshan, & Kambiz Minaei (2016). Grass-thrips of the genus Oelschlaegera (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), with the first description of a male. Zootaxa, 4105 (3), 296-299.
Alizadeh, M., Hosseini, M., Modarres Awal, M., Goldani, M., & Hosseini, S. (2016). Effects of nitrogen fertilization on population growth of two-spotted spider mites. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 21 (7), 947-956.
Shokouhifar, F., Mamarabadi, M., & Mohaddeseh Moghimi Khyrabad (2016). Tracking of the gene Fom2 and study on the genetic diversity of NB-ARC domain in the number of resistant and sensitive melon cultivars against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis- race1. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (3), 279-288.
Azimi, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H. (2016). Description of tylenchorhynchus iranensis sp. N. (nematoda: telotylenchidae) from iran. Redia - Giornale Di Zoologia, 99 (1), 3-8.
Azimi, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H. (2016). Morphological, morphometric and molecular characterization of merlinius microdorus (geraert, 1966) siddiqi, 1970, scutylenchus rugosus (siddiqi, 1963) siddiqi, 1979 (merliniidae), and psilenchus curcumerus rahaman, ahmad and jairajpuri, 1994 (psilenchidae) and approaches to phylogenetic relationships. Redia - Giornale Di Zoologia, 99 (1), 9-18.
Amir Biranvand, Oldrich Nedved, Wioletta Tomaszewska, Claudio Canepari, Jahanshir Shakarami, Fekrat, L., & Mehdi Zare Khormizi (2016). An annotated checklist of Microweiseinae and Sticholotidini of Iran (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae). Zookeys, 587 (1), 37-48.
Sadeghi Namaghi, H., M. Ahmadi, A. Zamani, & I. Jabaleh (2016). A study on the spider fauna of Dargaz and Kalat Counties in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran (Arachnida: Araneae). Biharean Biologist, 10 (1), 4-7.
Xiao-feng Xue, Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Honarmand, A. (2016). Three eriophyoid mite species (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) from Iran. Zootaxa, 4132 (3), 403-412.
Alvani, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H., & Abbas Mohammadi (2016). Four new records of plant parasitic nematodes from Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 40 (4), 601-607.
Keshavarztohid, V., Taheri, P., Seyed Mohsen Taghavi, & Tarighi, S. (2016). The role of nitric oxide in basal and induced resistance in relation with hydrogen peroxide and antioxidant enzymes. Journal of Plant Physiology, 199 (1), 29-38.
Heidari, M., Moravvej, G., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & M. Z. Khormizi (2016). Coccinellid Biodiversity on the Coniferous trees Thuja orientalis and Pinus mugo in Urban Landscape of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 26 (2), 419-421.
Mehdi Zare Khormizi, Heidari, M., Khandehroo, F., Moravvej, G., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). First report of four Curculionidae (Coleoptera) from Center and Northeast of Iran. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 4 (4), 647-649.
L. Mottaghinia, M. Hassanpour, J. Razmjou, Hosseini, M., & E. Chamani (2016). Functional Response of Aphidoletes aphidimyza Rondani (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) to Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Effects of Vermicompost and Host Plant Cultivar. Neotropical Entomology, 45 (1), 88-95.
Moradi, Z., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2016). Iranian johnsongrass mosaic virus: the complete genome sequence, molecular and biological characterization, and comparison of coat protein gene sequences. Virus Genes, 52 (6), 1-12.
Dehghanpour Farashah, S., & Taheri, P. (2016). Antifungal and Antiaflatoxigenic Effects of Mentha Longifolia Essential Oil Against Aspergillus Flavus. International Journal of New Technology and Research, 2 (9), 30-39.
Alvani, S., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Robin M. G Iblin -d Av I S, & Majid Pedram (2016). Description of Ektaphelenchus berbericus n. sp. (Rhabditida: Ektaphelenchinae) from eastern Iran. Nematology, 18 (5), 1063-1077.
Alymanesh, M., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2016). Pseudomonas as a frequent and important quorum quenching bacterium with biocontrol capability against many phytopathogens. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 26 (12), 1719-1735.
Memari, Z., Karimi, J., Kamali, S., Sseyed Hossein Goldamsaz, & Hosseini, M. (2016). Are entomopathogenic nematodes effective biological control agents against the carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae?. Journal of Nematology, 48 (4), 261-267.
Haji Aliloo, S., Moravvej, G., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). Comparative study on the efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis var. tenebrionis and a neem based insecticide on adults and larvae of Xanthogaleruca luteola (Mull) (Col: Chyrsomelidae) in laboratory Conditions. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 4 (4), 1122-1125.
Khaledi, N., Taheri, P., & Falahati Rastegar, M. (2016). Reactive oxygen species and antioxidant system responses in wheat cultivars during interaction with Fusarium species. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (6), 653-670.
Amirijami, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Francis Gilbert (2016). Performance of a predatory hoverfly feeding on Myzus persicae (Hem. Aphididae) reared on two brassicaceous plants varies with ant attendance. Biological Control, 105 (5), 49-55.
Heidari, M., Moravvej, G., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2016). First report of three species of dark-winged fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae), on Pinus mugo Turra, from Iran. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, 35 (4), 75-76.
Gol, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Xiao Feng Xue (2016). New records of eriophyoid mites (Acari: Trombidiformes, Eriophyidae) from Golestan province of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 12 (1), 57-66.
Khaledi, N., Taheri, P. (2016). 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.
Salari, E., & Karimi, J. (2016). Pathogenicity, penetration and reproduction of two species of entomopathogenic nematodes,Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Steinernema carpocapsae on pistachio root beetle larvae,Capnodis cariosa hauseri (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 113 (2), 111-114.

Recent research projects

Taheri, Parissa (2016). A survey on the role of radical systems and their regulators on immunity of potato against Alternaria tenuissima
Baghaee Ravari, Sareh,falahati Rastegar, Mahrokh,jamshidi, Elham (2016). study eucalyptus little leaf in Fars and Khozestan provinces
Sadeghi Namaghi, Hussein,shoor, Mahmoud (2016). Evaluation the effect of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on life table parametres of the aphidophagous hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus( Diptera: Syrphidae)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144