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
Professor
Saeed Tarighi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Zaki Aghl
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Nouri Sarani, M., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Bahareh Emadzadeh (2021). Nano-emulsified savory and thyme formulation show limited efficacy to suppress Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum compared with pure oil. Industrial Crops and Products, 161 (), 113216--.
Salari, E., Karimi, J., Mjid Fsihi Herandi, & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2021). Comparative infectivity and biocontrol potential of Acrobeloides k29 and entomopathogenic nematodes on the leopard moth borer, Zeuzera pyrina. Biological Control, 155 (), 104526-104534.
Mohammadpour, M., Hosseini, M., Karimi, J. (2021). Age and parasitism status of Tuta absoluta eggs alter the foraging responses of the predator Nabis pseudoferus. Biocontrol, 66 (3), 395-406.
Nezam Kheirabadi, S., Manpreet K. Dhami, Fekrat, L., Mohammadreza Lashkari, & Pairot Pramual (2021). Genetic structure and diversity of the common pistachio psylla, Agonoscena pistaciae Burckhardt & Lauterer, (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae) in Iran. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 17 (1), 1-10.
Karimi, J. (2021). Professor Mahmoud Shojaei (1925-2018): Memorial letter. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 7 (2), 159-166.
Keivanloo, E., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Haddad Khodaparast, M., Moravvej, G., & Alireza Amirijami (2021). On the effect of ozonated water on mortality of Tetranychus urticae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychidae) on Capsicum annuum (Solanaceae) in greenhouse conditions. Persian Journal of Acarology, 10 (1), 95-106.
Falahzadah, M., Ebrahim Shokoohi, Moravvej, G., Phatu William Mashela, Abdul Khalid Madadi, & Karimi, J. (2021). <strong>Entomophilic nematodes, <em>Diploscapter</em> <em>coronatus</em> and <em>Oscheius</em> <em>tipulae</em> from Afghanistan</strong>. Zootaxa, 4926 (3), 401-416.
Entezari, A., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). شناسایی و بررسی مولکولی جدایه های ایرانی ویروس کوتولگی زرد پیاز (Onion yellow dwarf virus) در برخی از مناطق کشت سیر در ایران. , 34 (4), 401-411.
Zohreh Moradi, & Mehrvar, M. (2021). Molecular characterization of two highly divergent Iranian johnsongrass mosaic virus isolates from Zea mays. VirusDisease, 32 (1), 155-160.
Hosseini, M., Mohsen Mehrparvar, Sharon E. Zytynska, Eduardo Hatano, & Wolfgang W. Weisser (2021). Aphid alarm pheromone alters larval behaviour of the predatory gall midge, Aphidoletes aphidimyza and decreases intraguild predation by anthocorid bug, Orius laevigatus. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111 (4), 445-453.
Nasimi, Z., Taheri, P., Xi Kong, Wubei Dong, & Tarighi, S. (2021). The antimicrobial peptide AsR416 can inhibit the growth, sclerotium formation and virulence of Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 160 (2), 469-485.
Zohreh Moradi, Maghdoori, H., Ehsan Nazifi, & Mehrvar, M. (2021). Complete Genomic Characterization of Two Beet Soil-Borne Virus Isolates from Turkey: Implications of Comparative Analysis of Genome Sequences. plant Pathology Journal, 37 (2), 152-161.
Al Inizi, H., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). GENETIC DIVERSITY AND BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF WATERMELON MOSAIC VIRUS ISOLATES FROM IRAN. Plant Archives, 21 (), 1195-1203.
Al Inizi, H., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). Analysis of the molecular and biological variability of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus isolates from Iran and Iraq. Gene, 788 (), 145674-145684.
Hossein Mirzaei Najafgholi, Milad Aeini, Tarighi, S., & Morteza Golmohammadi (2021). Comparing bacterial properties in relation to the virulence factors of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri strains and evaluating resistance of subtribe Citrinae cultivars to the most virulent strain. Journal of Plant Pathology, 1 (2), 1-15.
Hajian, H., Baghaee Ravari, S., & Moghaddam, M. (2021). Herbal essential oils exert a preservative effect against the potato soft rot disease. Scientia Horticulturae, 285 (2021), 110192-110202.
Hanah Haji Allahverdipour, & Karimi, J. (2021). Nematodes Versus White Grubs: Long But Challenging Association. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 114 (4), 448-458.
Moghbeli, S., Babak Gharali, & Fekrat, L. (2021). Phthiria notiosa sp. nov., a new bombyliid species of the tribe Phthiriini (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Phthiriinae) from Kerman province in the south of Iran. Zootaxa, 4990 (2), -.
Bemani Golnaabadi, M., Moravvej, G., Hamzeh Izadi, & Sadeghi Namaghi, H. (2021). Detoxifying Enzyme Activities in the Common Pistachio Psylla and the Coccinellid Predator. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 23 (3), 575-588.
Bemani Golnaabadi, M., Moravvej, G., Hamzeh Izadi, Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Mehdi Basirat, & Ali Alizadeh (2021). Energetic costs of resistance in the Agonoscena pistaciae Burckhardt & Lauterer, 1989 (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae), against spirotetramat, acetamiprid and hexaflumuron. Polish Journal of Entomology, 90 (1), 1-13.
Daroodi, Z., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2021). Direct antagonistic activity and tomato resistance induction of the endophytic fungus Acrophialophora jodhpurensis against Rhizoctonia solani. Biological Control, 160 (9), 104696-104712.
Daroodi, Z., Taheri, P., & Tarighi, S. (2021). Endophytic fungus Acrophialophora jodhpurensis induced resistance against tomato early blight via interplay of reactive oxygen species, iron and antioxidants. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 115 (2), 101681-101694.
Fayaz, M., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E. (2021). IDENTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SOME PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES IN VINEYARDS OF SOUTH – WESTERN OF IRAN. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 33 (1), 47-54.
Entezari, A., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). Identification of garlic-infecting leek yellow stripe virus through deep-sequencing analyses from Iran. VirusDisease, 32 (3), 595-600.
Aljabri, M., Zohreh Moradi, Mehrvar, M., Al Inizi, H., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). Whole genome characterization of wisteria vein mosaic virus from Iran and its relationship to other members of bean common mosaic virus group. 3Biotech, 11 (9), -.
Karimi, J., & Ali Reza Jalali Zand (2021). In Memory of Professor Ebrahim Behdad. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 7 (3), 351-358.
Dehghani, S., Mashreghi, M., Noorbakhsh Nezhad, A., Karimi, J., Samanhosseinpour, & Davoodi, A. (2021). Exploring mechano-bactericidal nature of Psalmocharias cicadas wings: an analytical nanotopology investigation based on atomic force microscopy characterization. Surfaces and Interfaces, 26 (2021), 101407-101407.
Entezari, A., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). First Nearly Complete Genome Sequence of Onion Yellow Dwarf Virus Infecting Garlic in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 23 (6), 1-11.
Vladimir G.radchenko, Allahverdi, M., & Fekrat, L. (2021). Revision of the mining bee subgenus Andrena (Longandrena) (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Andrenidae). Zootaxa, 5032 (4), 489-515.
Kheiry, F., & Taheri, P. (2021). The role of biological and chemical inducers in activating bean defense responses against Rhizoctonia solani. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 116 (3), 101718-101732.
Maghsoudipourzeidabadi, F., & Taheri, P. (2021). Efficacy of Althaea officinalis leaf extract in controlling Alternaria spp. pathogenic on Citrus. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 161 (4), 799-813.
Zohreh Moradi, & Mehrvar, M. (2021). Incidence and molecular characterization of Beet virus Q in sugar beet production areas of Iran based on coat protein gene. Journal of Crop Protection, 10 (3), 557-563.
Kamali, S., Javadmanesh, A., Lukasz L. Stelinski, Tina Kyndt, Seifi, A., Cheniany, M., Zaki Aghl, M., Hosseini, M., Mahyar Heydarpour, Javad Asili, & Karimi, J. (2021). Beneficial worm allies warn plants of parasite attack below‐ground and reduce above‐ground herbivore preference and performance. Molecular Ecology, 31 (2), 691-712.
Rajab, A., Moravvej, G., & Asoodeh, A. (2021). Induction of insecticide tolerance in German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) due to sublethal doses of imidacloprid, indoxacarb, and lambda-cyhalothrin. International Journal of Pest Management, (), -.
Nicolas Desneux1, Peng Han, Ramzi Mansour, Judit Arno, Thierry Brevault5, Mateus R. Campos1, Anais Chailleux6, Raul N. C. Guedes, Karimi, J., Kouassi Arthur J. Konan, Anne Violette Lavoir, Maria G. Luna, Meritxell Perez He, Alberto Urbaneja1, Francois J. Verheggen1, Lucia Zappala, Khaled Abbes1, Abid Ali1, Yunus Bayram, Fernando Cantor, Andrew G. S. Cuthbertson2, Af De Vis, Fedai Erler, Dnyaneshwar M. Firake, Khalid Haddi2, . Mjamal Hajjar2, Hasan Ismoilov27 (2021). Integrated pest management of Tuta absoluta: practical implementations across different world regions. Journal of Pest Science, 95 (1), 17-39.
Gholami, N., Maryam Aleosfoor, Hosseini, M., & Fekrat, L. (2021). Predation functional response and demographic parameters of Orius albidipennis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) on Schizaphis graminum (Hemiptera: Aphididae): effect of host plant morphological attributes. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 32 (3), 362-380.
Mehrvar, M. (2021). Whole-Genome Characterization of Alfalfa Mosaic Virus Obtained from Metagenomic Analysis of Vinca minor and Wisteria sinensis in Iran: with Implications for the Genetic Structure of the Virus. plant Pathology Journal, 37 (6), 619-631.
Gerami Nooghabi, M., Mehrvar, M., & Zaki Aghl, M. (2021). The Complete Genome Sequences of Two Recombinant Isolates of Squash Mosaic Virus from Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 24 (2), 1-15.
Katooli, N., Mahdikhani Moghadam, E., & Reza Aghnum (2021). IDENTIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE SPECIES IN POMEGRANATE ORCHARDS OF EASTERN IRAN. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 33 (2), 293-297.
Mehrafrooz Mayvan, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Masoumeh Shayanmehr, & Penelope Greenslade (2021). An annotated catalog of Iranian Symphypleona and Neelipleona (Hexapoda: Collembola): new records and key to species. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 14 (4), 501-513.
Mehrafrooz Mayvan, M., Sadeghi Namaghi, H., Masoumeh Shayanmehr, Penelope Greenslade, & Grant Palmer (2021). Density, diversity and seasonal fluctuations in soil Collembola in three differently managed ecosystems in North Khorasan, Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology, (), -.
Karimpour, S., Davarynejad, G., Zaki Aghl, M., M.r. Safarnejad, Pedro Martinez-gomez, & M. Rubio (2021). Rapid assessment of sanitary and physiological state of thermotherapy-treated apple shoots by chlorophyll content evaluation. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 86 (2), 205-211.

Recent research projects

Moravvej, Gholamhossein,,heidari Latibari, Minoo (2021). Identification of Coccoid species of the genus Pseudococcus spp on Chamaecyparis lawsoniana A. Murray Parl. and their natural enemies
Moravvej, Gholamhossein,,heidari Latibari, Minoo (2021). Faunistic study of fungal gnats, the family Sciaridae Diptera - in Razavi Khorasan and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces in the east of Iran

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Protection

Phone: +985138804683-5831

Fax: +985138807144