Instructors, students and researchers in plant pathology have been searching for a primary text that combines an informal, easy-to-read style with a thorough introduction to the concepts and terminology of plant pathology. Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises answers their demand by presenting pathology principles, protocols and procedures, serving as a valuable resource tool for both students and researchers. This guide explains definitions of disease, characteristics of organisms that cause disease, and how diseases interact with hosts and the environment. Each topic is addressed by an expert in the field, and is supported by one or more lab exercises. The structure of the text allows for easy reading, with references minimized and major concepts highlighted at the beginning of each chapter.The laboratory exercises give added flexibility to instructors. There are experiments for both beginning and advanced students, and a broad choice of exercise topics that can be selected based upon the focus within each individual class. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each laboratory exercise.