Plant Innate Immunity

  • L.J.C. van Loon

Plant innate immunity is a collective term to describe a complex of interconnected mechanisms that plants use to withstand potential pathogens and herbivores. The last decade has seen a rapid advance in our understanding of the induction, signal transduction and expression of resistance responses to oomycetes, fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and insects. This volume aims at providing an overview of these processes and mechanisms.
Edited by Jean-Claude Kader and Michel Delseny and supported by an international Editorial Board, Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences.
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Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology


Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374834-8

Table of Contents

1. PAMP-triggered basal resistance in plants
2. Plant pathogens as suppressors of basal resistance
3. Mechanisms of non-host resistance to pathogens
4. Systemic signalling in plant defense
5. Systemic acquired resistance
6. Rhizobacteria-induced systemic resistance
7. Growth-promoting actions of rhizobacteria
8. Interactions between non-pathogenic fungi and plants
9. Priming of induced plant defense responses
10. Transcriptional regulation of plant defense responses
11. The role of pathogenesis-related proteins in plant defense
12. The role of iron in plant-microbe interactions
13. Volatile compounds in plant defense signalling
14. Adaptive defense responses to pathogens and insects
15. Ecological consequences of plant defense signalling