Professor K. Manibhushan Rao -- Reminiscence. Professor K. Manibhushan Rao -- Publications. Editors' Note. Genetic and pathogenic diversity of the rice blast pathogen; R. Sridhar, U.D. Singh. Characterisation of the rice blast pathogen populations in West Africa; J. Chipili, et al. Identification of pathogenicity determinants in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea; N.J. Talbot, et al. The role of mpg1 hydrophobin in pathogenesis of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea; M.J. Kershaw, N.J. Talbot. Molecular signaling pathways involved in appressorium development by Magnaporthe grisea; G.C. Fang, R.A. Dean. Molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions in the rice-blast system; T. Bhargava, J.E. Hamer. Cytological aspects of infection by the rice blast fungus Pyricularia oryzae; H. Koga. Conditions for sporulation and preservation of conidia of rice blast fungus Pyricularia grisea; S. Guochang, S. Shuyuan. Epidemiology of rice blast disease in Korea; C.K. Kim. Evaluation of genetic resistance to rice blast: searching for varietal resistance stable over space and durable over time; S.W. Ahn. Genetic studies on rice blast relationships; S. Kiyosawa, Z. Ling. Genetic analysis of field resistance to leaf blast in rice; T. Higashi. Genetic analysis of two components of field resistance, lesion size and number, to rice blast in rice varieties, Nipponbare and Juma; M.S. Ali, et al. Rice sheath blight -- pathogen biology and diversity; S. Banniza, M. Holderness. RFLP analysis of the PCR-amplified 28S ribosomal DNA for revision of genetic relationships in Rhizoctonia spp.; M. Matsumoto, N. Matsuyama. Protoplast fusion and DNA plasmid characterisation in Rhizoctonia solani; T. Hashiba, et al. Phylloplane yeasts as potential Biocontrol agents for rice sheath blight disease; A.K.M. Shahjahan, et al. Biocontrol strategies for the management of rice sheath blight disease; U.I. Baby. Sheath rot disease of rice: current status and control strategies; N. Sakthivel. Species concept in Sarocladium, the causal agent of sheath rot in rice and bamboo blight; D.A. Pearce, et al. Epidemiology and disease management of brown spot of rice in India; N.K. Chakrabarti. Rice leaf scald: pathogen biology and diversity; H.C. Turner, R. Black. Fungal diseases of rice in Ghana: Knowledge and research needs; S.K. Nutsugah, J.K. Twumasi. Seed-Borne fungi of rice and quarantine significance; O.R. Reddy, N. Sathyanarayana. Induced systemic resistance for the management of rice fundal diseases; P. Vidhyasekaran. Key Words Index.