Plant pathogens and diseases are among the most significant challenges to survival that plants face. Disease outbreaks caused by microbial or viral pathogens can decimate crop yields and have severe effects on global food supply. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying plant immune response and applying this understanding to develop biotechnological tools to enhance plant defense against pathogens has great potential for moderating the impact of plant disease outbreaks. Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology’s main focus is an in depth survey of the biological strategies being used to create transgenic disease resistant plants for sustainable plant resistance.
Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology is divided into four sections. The first section covers biological mechanisms underpinning disease resistance in plants, while the second highlights case studies of important pathogen-crop groups and then considers why the application of important pathogen-crop groups, transgenic-based strategies designed to selectively target pathogens could benefit crop production. The third section provides information on the status of transgenic crops around the world, and finally the last part explores high-tech alternatives to genetic engineering for developing disease resistant traits in plants.
Edited and authored by leaders in the field, Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology will be an invaluable resource to those studying or researching plant biotechnology, plant pathology, plant biology, plant and crop genetics, in addition to crop science.
Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology
The status and prospects for biotechnological approaches for attaining sustainable disease resistance
David B. Collinge, Ewen Mullins, Birgit Jensen, and Hans JL Jørgensen
Part 1: Biological Strategies Leading Towards Disease Resistance
Engineering barriers to infection by undermining pathogen effector function or by gaining effector recognition
Ali Abdurehim Ahmed, Hazel McLellan, Geziel Barbosa Aguilar, Ingo Hein, Hans Thordal-Christensen, and Paul Birch
Application of antimicrobial proteins and peptides in developing disease resistant plants
Metabolic engineering of chemical defence pathways in plant disease control
Arabinan: biosynthesis and a role in host-pathogen interactions
Maria Stranne and Yumiko Sakuragi
Transcription factors that regulate defence responses and their use in increasing disease resistance
Prateek Tripathi, Aravind Galla, Roel C. Rabara, and Paul J Rushton
Regulation of abiotic and biotic stress responses by plant hormones
Dominik K. Großkinsky, Eric van der Graaff, and Thomas Roitsch
Part 2: Case Studies for groups of pathogens and Important Crops. Why is it especially advantageous to use transgenic strategies for these pathogens or crops?
Engineered resistance to viruses: A case of plant innate immunity
Paula Tennant and Marc Fuchs
Problematic crops: 1. Potatoes- Towards sustainable potato late blight resistance by cisgenic R gene pyramiding
K.R. Jo, S. Zhu, Y. Bai, R. Hutten , G. Kessel , V.G.A.A. Vleeshouwers, E. Jacobsen, R.G.F. Visser, and J.H. Vossen
Problematic Crops: Grape: To long life and good health: untangling the complexity of grape diseases to develop pathogen resistant varieties Grapevines: To long life and good health
Dario Cantu, M.C. Roper, Ann Powell, and John M Labavitch
Developing Sustainable Disease Resistance in Coffee: Breeding vs. Transgenic Approaches
Avinash Kumar, Simmi P.S., Nandini P. Shetty, and Giridhar Parvatam
Biotechnological approaches for crop protection: transgenes for disease resistance in rice
Blanca San Segundo, Belén López-García, and María Coca
Part 3: Status of transgenic crops around the world.
Status of transgenic crops in Argentina
Fernando F. Bravo-Almonacid and Maria Eugenia Segretin
Status of transgenic crops in Australia
Transgenic crops in Spain
María Coca, Belén López-García, and Blanca San Segundo
Biotechnology and crop disease resistance in South Africa
Maryke Carstens and David K Berger Pretoria
Part 4. So you don’t want transgenic plants?
Exploiting plant induced resistance as a route to sustainable crop protection
Michael R Roberts and Jane E Taylor
Biological control using microorganisms as an alternative to disease resistance
Dan Funck Jensen, Magnus Karlsson, Sabrina Sarrocco, and Giovanni Vannacci
TILLING in plant disease control: applications and perspectives
Francesca Desiderio, Anna Maria Torp, Giampiero Valè, and Søren K. Rasmussen
Fitness costs of pathogen recognition in plants and their implications for crop improvement
James K.M. Brown
Publish Date: 2016
Format: 7" x 10" hardcover
Publication Weight: 3 lbs
Edited by David B. Collinge