Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction - A Classical and Molecular View
H H Prell and P Day
Hardcover 270 pages ISBN 9783540667278
Research on the interactions of plants and phytopathogenic fungi has
become one of the most interesting and rapidly moving fields in the plant
sciences, the findings of which have contributed tremendously to the
development of new strategies of plant protection. This book offers an insight
into the state of present knowledge with particular emphasis placed on the
recognition phenomena that occur between plants and fungi, parasitization
strategies employed by the phytopathogenic fungi, the action of phytotoxins,
the compatibility of pathogens with host plants and the basic resistance of
non-host plants as well as cultivar-specific resistance of host plants. Special
attention is also paid to the gene-for-gene hypothesis for the determination of
race-specific resistance, its molecular models and to the nature of race
non-specific resistance as well as the population dynamics of plants and the
evolution of their basic resistance. This information is presented under the
following chapter headings:
- Recognition, the first step in interaction between plants and
- Activities of phytopathogenic fungi when colonizing their host
- Taxonomy of phytopathogenic fungi.
- Plant defense strategies against phytopathogenic fungi.
- Basic incompatibility: the resistance of non-host plants to
- Phytotoxins, the weapons of necrotrophic phytopathogenic fungi.
- Host plant resistance: cultivar- or parasite-specific resistance.
- Host plant tolerance.
- Induced tolerance.
- Evolution of plant-pathogen interaction - its influence on breeding
of disease resistant crops in agriculture.
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