As the impact of plant-microbe interactions in the form of pathogenicity, beneficial symbioses, and biocontrol on agriculture becomes clearer, the volume of published research in the field is increasing dramatically. The goal of the Plant-Microbe Interactions Series is to synthesize and chronicle recent advances in this cutting-edge science. Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 4 explores examples of microorganisms and their sometimes unexpected effects on plants.
- an exploration of the effects in the Rhizobium-plant relationship, a reciprocal arrangement with signal perception and response moving between the partners.
- look at the Xanthomonas avr/pth gene and its dichotomous role as a virulence factor that is the product of antivirulence genes, and as such elicits active defense in some plants.
- an investigation of the role of active oxygen, particularly as a stimulus to active defense.
- a discussion of examples of pathogens that produce suppressor substances that block active plant defense responses and are required for full pathogen virulence. a description of the current understanding of how pathogen signals (e.g., elicitors) activate plant gene expression, which is important to the development of plant resistance.
This book is a must-have for anyone currently involved in research involving plant-microbe interactions, as well as future generations of scientists whose research will build upon these advancements.
Molecular Aspects of Host-Specific Nodulation
H. Hanin, S. Jabbouri, W. J. Broughton, R. Fellay, and D. Quesada-Vincens
The Xanthomonas avr/pth family
D. W. Gabriel
Chestnut Blight and Hypovirulence
D. W. Fulbright
Active Oxygen and Pathogenesis in Plants
C. J. Baker and E. W. Orlandi
Suppressor as a Factor Determining Plant-Pathogen Specificity
T. Shiraishi, T. Yamada, Y. Ichinose, A. Ichinose, A. Kiba, K. Yoyoda, T. Kato, Y. Murakami, and H. Seki
Identification of Plant Genes Involved in Plant-Microbe Interactions
P. M. Gresshoff
Iron and Biocontrol
P. J. Weisbeek and H. Gerrits
Transcriptional Regulation of Plant Genes Responsive to Pathogens and Elicitors
P. J. Rushton and I. E. Somssich
Publish Date: 1999
Format: 6" x 9" hardcover
Images: 46 black and white images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
Edited by Gary Stacey and Noel T. Keen