Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence

Edited by Nautiyal, Chandra Shekhar; Dion, Patrice 
Springer  June 2008  

Hardcover  484 pp  ISBN 9783540755746      £186.00
This book presents studies on the complex and manifold interactions of plants and microbes at the population, genomics and proteomics level.

The role of soil microbial diversity in enhancing plant health and plant microbe beneficial symbioses is discussed. Microbial communities are shown in the light of evolution. Main topics include genome coexistence and the functional genomics and proteomics of plant-associated microbes, which could form the basis for new environmentally benign strategies to combat infectious plant diseases and regulate plant growth. Further chapters focus on the role of signaling during the different stages of plant microbe coexistence, in symbiotic or pathogenic relationships, in quorum sensing and plant viral infections.

Methods for studying the interactions in the root zone complement the book, which will certainly be of relevance in the practical application to agriculture, food security and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.

Written for: Researchers in microbiology, plant sciences, plant breeding, agriculture and soil ecology


Part I Coexistence Between Populations

  • Plant Associated Soil Micro-organisms, Mika Tarkka, Silvia Schrey, and Rüdiger Hampp
  • Role of Microbial Diversity for Soil, Health and Plant Nutrition, C.R. Bhatia
  • Reconstructing Soil Biology, Patrice Dion
  • Rhizosphere Colonization: Molecular Determinants from Plant-Microbe Coexistence Perspective, Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal, Suchi Srivastava, and Puneet Singh Chauhan
  • Belowground Mycorrhizal Endosymbiosis and Aboveground Insects: Can Multilevel Interactions be Exploited for a Sustainable Control of Pests?, Emilio Guerrieri, Maria Cristina Digilio

Part II Coexistence Between Genomes

  • Evolutionary Genomics: Linking Macromolecular Structure, Genomes and Biological Networks, Gustavo Caetano-Anollés
  • Evolutionary Genomics of the Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiotic Bacteria, Víctor González, Luis Lozano, Santiago Castillo-Ramírez, Ismael Hernández González, Patricia Bustos, Rosa I. Santamaría, José L. Fernández, José L. Acosta, and Guillermo Dávila
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Nature of Transgenerational Changes in Pathogen Exposed Plants, Alex Boyko, Igor Kovalchuk
  • Recent Advances in Functional Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Associated Microbes, P. Nannipieri, J. Ascher, M.T. Ceccherini, G. Guerri, G. Renella, and G. Pietramellara
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Biocontrol by Trichoderma spp, P.K. Mukherjee, C.S. Nautiyal, and A.N. Mukhopadhyay

Part III Coexistence Between Molecules

  • Quorum Sensing in Bacteria-Plant Interactions, Kristien Braeken, Ruth Daniels, Maxime Ndayizeye, Jos Vanderleyden, and Jan Michiels
  • Signals in the Underground: Microbial Signaling and Plant Productivity, Fazli Mabood, Woo Jin Jung, and Donald L. Smith
  • Protein-Protein Interactions in Plant Virus Movement and Pathogenicity, Joachim F. Uhrig, Stuart A. MacFarlane
  • Effects of Root Exudates in Microbial Diversity and Activity in Rhizosphere Soils, P. Nannipieri, J. Ascher, M.T. Ceccherini, L. Landi, G. Pietramellara, G. Renella, and F. Valori

Part IV Methods to Study Plant and Microbe Coexistence

  • Siderotyping, a Straightforward Tool to Identify Soil and Plant-Related Pseudomonads, Jean-Marie Meyer, Christelle Gruffaz, and Marion Fischer-LeSaux
  • Molecular Strategies for Identifying Determinants of Oomycete Pathogenicity, Howard S. Judelson, Audrey M.V. Ah-Fong
  • Molecular Methods for Studying Microbial Ecology in the Soil and Rhizosphere, Janice E. Thies
  • Morphotyping and Molecular Methods to Characterize Ectomycorrhizal Roots and Hyphae in Soil, Laura M. Suz, Anabela M. Azul, Melissa H. Morris, Caroline S. Bledsoe, and María P. Martín


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