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 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

Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Amirijami, A., & Shoor, M. (2018). Aphid suitability for the predatory hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus altered with elevating atmospheric CO2 and sinigrin. Entomological Science, 21 (2018), 12-21.
Kakueinezhad, M., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2018). Resistance assessment and biochemical responses of sugar beet lines against Pythium aphanidermatum, causing root rot. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 151 (2), 307-319.
Khaledi, N., Taheri, P., & Falahati Rastegar, M. (2018). Evaluation of resistance and the role of some defense responses in wheat cultivars to Fusarium head blight. Journal of Plant Protection Research, 57 (4), 205-217.
Gol, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Lillo (2018). Two new species of eriophyoid mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) on Zelkova carpinifolia (Ulmaceae) from Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 23 (2), 393-400.
Zeynadini, A., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Rouhani, H., , , & (2018). Effect of some Probiotic Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents of Meloidogyne incognita and Evaluation of Biochemical Changes of Plant Defense Enzymes on Two Cultivars of Pistachio. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (1), 179-191.
Karimi, J., , & (2018). Microbial insecticides in Iran: History, current status, challenges and perspectives. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 133 (4), 34-51.
Tanhaeian, A., Shahriari Ahmadi, F., Sekhavati, M., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Expression and Purification of the Main Component Contained in Camel Milk and Its Antimicrobial Activities Against Bacterial Plant Pathogens. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 5 (4), 1-9.
Golzarian, M., Ghanei Ghooshkhaneh, N., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Detection and classification of citrus green mold caused by Penicillium digitatum using multispectral imaging. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98 (9), 3542-3550.
Kasefi, K., Taheri, P., Jafarpour, B., & Tarighi, S. (2018). Identification of epiphytic yeasts and bacteria with potential for biocontrol of grey mold disease on table grapes caused by Botrytis cinerea. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 16 (1), 1-16.
Hosseini, M. (2018). Intraguild Predation on the Parasitoid Wasp Aphidius colemani by the Predator Aphidoletes aphidimyza: Effect of Host Plant Cultivars. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (3), 533-542.
Mohammadiani, M., Karimi, J., & Moravvej, G. (2018). Report of fungal isolates and their efficacy against Rosaceous longhorn beetle, Osphranteria coerulescens (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). , 7 (3), 11-21.
R. Ar Machado, D. Wuethrich, P. Kuhnert, C. Acre, L. Thoenen, C. Ruiz, Xi Zhang, Ch. Robert, Kamali, S., Karimi, J., J. Ma, R. Bruggmann, & M. Erb (2018). Whole-genome-based revisit of Photorhabdus phylogeny: Proposal for the elevation of most subspecies to the species level and the emendation of several species, and description of one novel species: Photorhabdus bodei sp. nov. and one novel subspecies: Photorhabdus laumondii subsp. clarkei subsp.nov.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 68 (8), 2664-2681.
Rohani, A., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Free alignment classification of Dikarya fungi using some machine learning methods. Neural Computing and Applications, (0), 0-0.
Gol, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & (2018). Two new Diptacus species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Diptilomiopidae) from Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 23 (6), 1043-1050.
Heidari Latibari, M., Z. Khormizi, E. Sahamian, L. Dehghan Dehnavi, & Moravvej, G. (2018). Faunistic survey of Aphidoidea (Hemiptera) and associated predatory ladybirds in orchards, Yazd Province, Iran. EPPO Bulletin, 48 (1), 160-163.
A. Biranvand, S. Hesami, M. Gheibi, Fekrat, L., O. Nedved, & J. Shakarami (2018). Contribution to the knowledge of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of Iran. Oriental Insects, 1 (1), 1-19.
Moradi, Z., Mehrvar, M., & E. Nazifi (2018). Genetic diversity and biological characterization of sugarcane streak mosaic virus from Iran. VirusDisease, 32 (1), 1-8.
Karimi, J., Rezaee, N., & E. Shokoohi (2018). Addition of a new insect parasitic nematode, Oscheius tipulae to Iranian fauna. Nematropica, 48 (2), 44-49.
Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Amirijami, A. (2018). Success of aphid parasitoids and their hosts varies with ant attendance: A field study. Entomological Science, 21 (4), 361-384.
, ., Moravvej, G., & H. Lotfalizade (2018). Natural enemies of Peliococcus kimmericus (Hem: Pseudococcidae) in Mashhad, Iran. Entomofauna, 40 (1), 1-10.
Sinaie, S., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2018). A Multiplex PCR Assay for Simultaneous Discrimination of Two Predominant Spider Mites of the Genus Tetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Greenhouses of Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (4), 733-744.
Ali Akbar Aghadokht, P., E. Diller, Fekrat, L., E. Rakhshani, Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & A. Nadimi (2018). A survey on the tribes Phaeogenini and Platylabini (Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae) with two generic records for the fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 13 (2), 207-219.
Kambiz Minaei, Fekrat, L., & Laurence Mound (2018). The genus Neoheegeria with a new species from Iran exhibiting wing-dimorphism (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Zootaxa, 4455 (3), 563-570.
Hassanzadeh Avval, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2018). Prey preference and prey switching in Anthocoris minki Dohrn (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 21 (4), 1116-1121.
Jeroen Van Steenis, B. Gharali, Theo Zeegers, & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2018). Trichopsomyia ochrozona (Stackelberg, 1952) (Diptera: Syrphidae) recorded from Iran for the first time with a key to the West Palaearctic Trichopsomyia Williston, 1888 species. Zoology in the Middle East, 64 (4), 345-359.
Feizpour, S., Fekrat, L., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Dirk Stadie, & Hossein Rajaei (2018). Combination of morphological characters and DNA-barcoding confirms Problepsis cinerea -Butler, 1886- -Geometridae: Sterrhinae: Scopulini- as a new genus and species for the fauna of Iran. Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde A, 1 (1), 47-57.
Feizpour, S., Mahmood Soofi, Fekrat, L., & Hossein Rajaei (2018). Alsophila aescularia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) a genus and species new to the fauna of Iran, a species from a threatened habitat. Spixiana, 41 (1), 111-115.
Hosseini, S., Hosseini, M., J. P. Michaud, Modarres Awal, M., & Mohammad Ghadamyari (2018). Nitrogen Fertilization Increases the Nutritional Quality of Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae) as Prey for Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Alters Predator Foraging Behavior. Journal of Economic Entomology, 111 (5), 2059-2068.
Taheri, P. (2018). Cereal diseases caused by Fusarium graminearum: from biology of the pathogen to oxidative burst-related host defense responses. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 152 (1), 1-20.
Kasefi, K., Taheri, P., Jafarpour, B., & Tarighi, S. (2018). Characterization of antagonistic microorganisms against Aspergillus spp. from grapevine leaf and berry surfaces. Journal of Plant Pathology, 100 (2), 179-190.
Tanhaeian, A., Sekhavati, M., Shahriari Ahmadi, F., & Mamarabadi, M. (2018). Heterologous expression of a broad-spectrum chimeric antimicrobial peptide in Lactococcus lactis: Its safety and molecular modeling evaluation. Micobial Pathogenesis, 125 (1), 51-59.
Kouhkanzadeh, M., Zaki Aghl, M., Manpreet K. Dhami, Fekrat, L., & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2018). Rapid identification of Bactrocera zonata (Dip.: Tephritidae) using TaqMan real-time PCR assay. PLOS One, 13 (10), 1-14.
Mamarabadi, M., Tanhaeian, A., & Ramezany, Y. (2018). Antifungal activity of recombinant thanatin in comparison with two plant extracts and a chemical mixture to control fungal plant pathogens. AMB Express, 8 (180), 1-12.
Gol, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Lillo (2018). Two new eriophyoid mite species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) on Quercus castaneifolia in Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 23 (11), 2104-2112.
Shoor, M., Zekavati, H., Rouhani, H. (2018). The effect of Trichoderma isolates on morpho-physiological changes of Polianthes tuberose under drought stress conditions. Journal of Ornamental plants, 8 (4), 285-299.
Nafiseh Divsalar, Ebrahim Shokoohi, Akbar Hoseinipour, Hendrik Fourie, & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2018). Morphological variation and molecular study of the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei. Russian Journal of Nematology, 26 (1), 29-41.
Taheri, P. (2018). In Silico Interactome Network Analysis and Phylogenetic Relationship of Potato Peroxidases and Catalases. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (1), 153-167.
Karimi, J., & Moravvej, G. (2018). Colpoclypeus florus -Walker, 1938- -Hymenoptera: -Eulophidae- record a new genus from Iran. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, 38 (2), 23-30.
Karimi, J. (2018). Challenging the Spodoptera exigua Immune System With Symbiotic Bacteria: A Comparison of Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescens. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 111 (6), 26-37.
Ebrahimi Moghadam, L., Zaki Aghl, M., Jafarpour, B., & Mehrvar, M. (2018). Identification of Experimental Herbaceous Host Range of Citrus viroid V. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (6), 1279-1291.
Aljabri, M., Zaki Aghl, M., & Mehrvar, M. (2018). First report of Wisteria vein mosaic virus on Wisteria sinensis in Iran. plant Pathology Journal, 38 (1), 18-18.
Najmi, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., S. Barjadze, & Fekrat, L. (2018). Gall-inducing Aphids -Hemiptera: Aphidoidea: Eriosomatinae- Associated with Salicaceae and Ulmaceae in Razavi Khorasan Province, with New Records for Fauna of Iran. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 54 (1), 113-126.
Hadi Mahmoudi, Amini, A., Mohammad Reza Mirzaee, Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & G. R. Tavakkoli (2018). Clonostachys rosea, a new and promising entomopathogenic fungus infecting pupa of jujube fruit fly, Carpomya vesuviana. , 5 (1), 43-49.

Recent research projects

Sadeghi Namaghi, Hussein,gol, Ali (2018). A faunistic survey on eriophyid mites(Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) in western part of Golestan province of Iran
Hosseini, Mojtaba,karimi, Javad (2018). Effect of conventional and biological fertilization on wheat aphid population growth rate changes and their symbiont bacterial in semifield condition

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144