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

Research

Recent journal articles

Koohkanzadeh, M., Pairot Pramual, & Fekrat, L. (2019). Genetic Analysis of Populations of the Peach Fruit Fly, Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae), in Iran. Neotropical Entomology, 12 (1), 1-10.
Sinaie, S., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2019). Effects of elevated CO2 and water stress on population growth of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), on sweet pepper under environmentally controlled conditions. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 22 (1), 96-102.
Hosseini, S., Hosseini, M., Modarres Awal, M. (2019). Life history responses of Hippodamia variegata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to changes in the nutritional content of its prey, Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae), mediated by nitrogen fertilization. Biological Control, 130 (3), 27-33.
Gol, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico Dellilo (2019). A new species, a redescription of Aceria lamii -Liro, 1943- and two new records of eriophyoid mites -Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea- on weeds in Golestan province, Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24 (2), 198-208.
Moradi, Z., & Mehrvar, M. (2019). Genetic variability and molecular evolution of Bean common mosaic virus populations in Iran: comparison with the populations in the world. European Journal of Plant Pathology, (), -.
Ramezany, Y., Taheri, P., & Mamarabadi, M. (2019). Identification of Alternaria spp. associated with tomato early blight in Iran and investigating some of their virulence factors. Journal of Plant Pathology, (), -.
Sabokkhiz, M., Tanhaeian, A., & Mamarabadi, M. (2019). Study on Antiviral Activity of Two Recombinant Antimicrobial Peptides Against Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, (), -.
Heidari Latibari, M., Moravvej, G., Mostafa Ghafouri Moghaddam, Hossein Barahoei, & Guy A. Hanley (2019). The novel host associations for the aphid parasitoid, Pauesia hazratbalensis -Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae-. Oriental Insects, (), -.
Moradi, Z., Mehrvar, M., & Ehsan Nazifi (2019). Population Genetic Analysis of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus based on the CI Gene Sequence. Journal of Cell and Molecular Research, 10 (2), 76-89.
Karimi, J., Alvandi, J., & Moravvej, G. (2019). Survey on Natural Enemies of White Grub Larvae, Polyphylla adspersa (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) from Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Entomological News, 128 (4), 410-427.
Amir Biranvand, Wioletta Tomaszewska, Amin N. Al Ansi, Fekrat, L., Zahra Mojib Haghghadam, Mehdi Zare Khormizi, Sara Noorinahad, Jahanshir Shakarami, & Danny Haelewaters (2019). The genus Harmonia -Coleoptera, Coccinellidae- in the Middle East region. ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA MUSEI NATIONALIS PRAGAE, 59 (1), 163-170.
Neda, S., Hosseini, M., & Mohsen Mehrparvar (2019). Additional notes with detailed biometric data on Brachycaudus cerasicola -Mordvilko, 1929- -Hemiptera: Aphididae-, a new record for Iran. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 4 (4), 241-251.
Mirzamohamadi, S., Hosseini, M., Karimi, J., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & T. Darvish Mojeni (2019). Direct and Indirect Effects of Aphis gossypii -Hemi.: Aphididae- and Lasius brunneus -Hym.: Formicidae- Mutualism on Cotton Yield in Field Condition. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (3), 637-646.
Albahadli, Y., Mamarabadi, M., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2019). POSSIBILITY OF THE BIOCONTROL OF MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA USING THE FUNGUS TRICHODERMA HARZIANUM UNDER GREENHOUSE CONDITION. Plant Archives, 19 (1), 47-51.
Nasimi, Z., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2019). Farnesol altered morphogenesis and induced oxidative burst–related responses in Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA. Mycologia, (), -.
Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Gol, A., & Enrico Delillo (2019). Two new species of Eriophyidae (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) on Tilia begoniifolia Steven (Tiliaceae) in Golestan province of Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24 (5), 782-789.
Dehghanpour Farashah, S., Taheri, P., & Falahati Rastegar, M. (2019). Virulence factors of Fusarium spp., causing wheat crown and root rot in Iran. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 58 (1), 115-125.
Fallahpour, F., Ghorbani, R., Nassiri Mahallati, M., & Hosseini, M. (2019). Plant fertilization helps plants to compensate for aphid damage, positively affects predator efficiency and improves canola yield. Journal of Pest Science, (), -.
Hajian, H., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Moghaddam, M. (2019). Efficiency of essential oils against Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum causing potato soft rot and their possible application as coatings in storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 156 (2019), 110928-110928.
Sinaie, S., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2019). Loop-mediated isothermal amplification combined with PCR for specific identification of injurious mite, Tetranychus urticae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae). Biologia, 74 (5), 477-485.
Al Zaidawi, J., Karimi, J., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2019). Molecular characterizations of the entomopathogenic nematodes, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Oscheius myriophilus from Iraq. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control, 29 (1), 0-0.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Lillo (2019). Two new species and an additional record of eriophyoids (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) from semi-arid and arid environments in East Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24 (6), 998-1005.
Mohammadpour, M., Hosseini, M., Karimi, J., & Vahid Hosseini Naveh (2019). Effect of Age-Dependent Parasitism in Eggs of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on Intraguild Predation Between Nabis pseudoferus (Hemiptera: Nabidae) and Trichogramma brassicae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Journal of Insect Science, 19 (3), -.
Shahi Bajestani, M., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Reza Aghnoum, & Rouhani, H. (2019). GENOTYPIC AND BIOCHEMICAL VARIATION IN THE RESPONSE OF BARLEY TO THE ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE (MELOIDOGYNE JAVANICA) AT SEEDLING STAGE. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 31 (1), 7-17.
Vahid Keshavarz-tohid, Jordan Vacheron, Audrey Dubost, Claire Prigent-combaret, Taheri, P., Tarighi, S., Seyed Mohsen Taghavi, Yvan Moenne-loccoz, & Daniel Muller (2019). Genomic, phylogenetic and catabolic re-assessment of the Pseudomonas putida clade supports the delineation of Pseudomonas alloputida sp. nov., Pseudomonas inefficax sp. nov., Pseudomonas persica sp. nov., and Pseudomonas shirazica sp. nov. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 42 (4), 468-480.
Dehghanpour Farashah, S., Taheri, P., & Falahati Rastegar, M. (2019). Effect of polyamines and nitric oxide in Piriformospora indica-induced resistance and basal immunity of wheat against Fusarium pseudograminearum. Biological Control, 136 (9), 104006-104020.
Hassanzadeh Avval, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Fekrat, L. (2019). Factors influencing functional response, handling time and searching efficiency of Anthocoris minki Dohrn (Hem.: Anthocoridae) as predator of Psyllopsis repens Loginova (Hem.: Psyllidae). Phytoparasitica, 47 (3), 341-350.
Banazadeh, H., Hajialiloo Bonab, S., & Moravvej, G. (2019). Evaluating the efficiency and house mice response to Faragir and snap traps in Mashhad, Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 14 (2), 105-115.
Yue Zhang, Shiqian Feng, Fekrat, L., Fan Jiang, Matodzi Khathutshelo, & Zhihong Li (2019). The first two complete mitochondrial genome of Dacus bivittatus and Dacus ciliatus (Diptera: Tephritidae) by next-generation sequencing and implications for the higher phylogeny of Tephritidae. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 140 (), 469-476.
Haddadfar, R., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Shahi Bajestani, M. (2019). Study of Psilenchus species in pistachio gardens of Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran. Pakistan Journal of Nematology, 37 (2), 107-116.
Samiei, A., Mehrvar, M., Claudio Ratti, & Zaki Aghl, M. (2019). Distribution and phylogenetic analysis of the 3′UTR and coat protein gene of Iranian Beet black scorch virus. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, (), -.
Ebrahimi Moghadam, L., Zaki Aghl, M., Jafarpour, B., & Mehrvar, M. (2019). Identification of the experimental herbaceous host range of the Apscaviroids infecting citrus species. Acta Virologica, 63 (4), 415-422.
Derakhshan, E., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2019). Assessment of Genetic Diversity amongXanthomonas arboricolapv. pruniStrains Using gyrB Gene Sequencing and rep-PCR Genomic Fingerprinting in North Eastern Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (4), 1023-1034.
Hassani Kakhki, M., Karimi, J., Fahiem Al-boraei, Nabil Killiny, Lukas Stelinski, Hosseini, M., & Larry W Duncan (2019). Drought Stress Impairs Communication Between Solanum tuberosum (Solanales: Solanaceae) and Subterranean Biological Control Agents. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, (), -.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Lillo (2019). Three new vagrant eriophyoid species (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated to Rosaceae species from South Khorasan province, East Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24 (10), 1841-1850.
Karimi, J., & Gary B Dunphy (2019). Functional Characterization of Outer Membrane Proteins (OMPs) in Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescens through Insect Immune Defense Reactions. Insects, 10 (10), 352-363.
Taheri, P. (2019). Disease resistance and virulence screen in Solanum tuberosum–Alternaria tenuissima interaction: the role of pathogenicity factors. Euphytica, 215 (2), -.
Hana Haji Allahverdi Puor, Reza Talaei Hassanlouei, Karimi, J., Yi Wang, Ilia Rochlin, & Randy Gaugler (2019). Behavior manipulation of mosquitoes by a mermithid nematode. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 168 (), 107273-107289.
Dehghanpour Farashah, S., Taheri, P., & Falahati Rastegar, M. (2019). Identification and pathogenicity of Fusarium spp., the causal agent of wheat crown and root rot in Iran. Journal of Plant Pathology, (), -.
Neda, S., Hosseini, M., & Mohsen Mehrparvar (2019). A new species of Obtusicauda (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from Iran living on Artemisia. Zoology in the Middle East, (), -.
Falahzadah, M., Karimi, J., Moravvej, G., & Eustachio Tarasco (2019). Isolation and characterization of Metarhizium isolates from the soil of Afghanistan and their mycoinsecticide effects against subterranean termite (Anacanthotermes vagans. Redia - Giornale Di Zoologia, 121 (1), 121-134.
Akhlaghi, M., Tarighi, S., & Taheri, P. (2019). Effects of plant essential oils on growth and virulence factors of Erwinia amylovora. Journal of Plant Pathology, (), -.
Shokouhifar, F., Marjan Bahrabadi, Bagheri, A., & Mamarabadi, M. (2019). Transient expression analysis of synthetic promoters containing F and D cis-acting elements in response to Ascochyta rabiei and two plant defense hormones. AMB Express, 9 (1), -.
Honarmand, A., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., & Enrico De Lillo (2019). Two new species of eriophyid mites (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated with Clematis orientalis (Ranunculaceae) from East Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24 (10), 2527-2536.
Jamshidi, E., Sergio Murolo, Baghaee Ravari, S., Mohammad Salehi, & Gianfranco Romanazzi (2019). Molecular Typing of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ in Iranian Vineyards. Plant Disease, 103 (9), 2412-2416.

Recent research projects

Mehrvar, Mohsen,moradi, Zohreh (2019). Molecular survey of viruses circulating amongst maize plants in north of Iran
Tarighi, Saeed,soltani Nejad, Meysam (2019). Production of silver nanoparticles using petal extract of pome fruit trees and investigation of their effect in control of fire blight disease

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144