Not included are ectoparasites like insects, mites, vertebrate, or other pests that affect plant health by eating plant tissues. Plant pathology involves the study of pathogen identification, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance, how plant diseases affect humans and animals, and how to manage plant diseases.
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- Agrios, George N. 1972. Plant pathology. 3rd ed, New York: Academic Press.
- Aisnworth G.C. 1981. Introduction to the history of plant pathology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-23032-2