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Plant Pathology studies plant diseases, where same as like animals and humans plants will also effect with a disease. As there is more number of species in plant kingdom, types of diseases are also more in variety.
Plant pathology is also called phytopathology. Disease caused by pathogens is called biotic diseases, where the pathogens are variety of microorganisms like fungi, viruses, bacteria and nematodes. Diseases caused by winter damage or drought stress are often called abiotic diseases.
Mycology is a branch of biology which studies fungi, along with its genetic and biochemical properties. As per the taxonomy, they used for traditional medicine, food and few are dangerous, toxic and infectious.
Mycology in plant science is necessary, as many fungi cause serious plant diseases by killing or damaging plant cells. Damaging plant cells cause plant stress. Fungal disease is infectious and it spread to soil, seed, nearby crops and weeds.