Advances in Botanical Research

Advances in Botanical Research

1st Edition - January 10, 1997

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  • Editors: Inez Tommerup, Patrick Andrews
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080561783

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Articles in this volume analyze rapidly evolving approaches, many at the cusp of development, to research plant defense mechanisms, pathogen variability, and epidemiology. Jones and Jones focus on emerging patterns that key resistance genes encode or require leucine-rich repeat proteins. Holub and Beynon analyze associating host resistance specificity with a locus and whether a phenotype is due to single or multiple genes. Ashby combines biochemical, molecular, and classical plant pathology to analyze interactions and provide leads to novel control strategies. Heath and Skalamera question why fungal biotrophs form intracellular structures, the significance of ensuing cellular rearrangements and death of invaded resistant cells. Spencer-Phillips explores the roles of haustoria and intercellular hyphae in intercepting organic and inorganic nutrients from hosts.Chamberlain and Ingram compare pathogen asexual and sexual reproduction for generating genetic variation, physiological and fitness costs and trade-offs. Hardham and Hyde consider new knowledge of sporangiogenesis and zoospore production in oomycetes. Dewey et al. analyze recent advances in accurately enumerating pathogens in soil. Wistemeyer et al. consider opportunities for horizontal gene transfer amongst microbes and plants in soil. Irwin et al. discuss origins of genetic variationof Phytophthora pathogens of pasture legumes. Rodriguez and Redman show how prominent pathogens which also behave as endophytes or saprophytes may influence plant community structure and dynamics. Haubold and Rainey challenge us to consider geneticvariation in plant-colonizing bacterial populations. Milgroom and Fry demonstrate that the practical need to understand pathogen variation is the most significant application of population genetics to disease management.


Plant scientists, postgraduates, and researchers, especially those in plant pathology.

Table of Contents

  • M.G. Milgroom and W.E. Fry, Contributions of Population Genetics to Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management. A.M. Ashby, A Molecular View through the Looking Glass: The Pyrenopeziza brassicae: Brassica Interaction. M. Chamberlain and D.S. Ingram, Balance and Interplay between Sexual and Asexual Reproduction in Fungi. D.A. Jones and J.D.G. Jones, The Role of Leucine-Rich Repeat Proteins in Plant Defences. R.J. Rodriguez and R.S. Redman, Fungal Life Styles and Ecosystem Dynamics: Biological Aspects of Plant Pathogens, Plant Endophytes, and Saprophytes. M.C. Heath and D. Skalamera, Cellular Interactions between Plants and Biotrophic Fungal Parasites. E.B. Holub and J.L. Beynon, Symbiology of Mouse-Ear Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) and Oomycetes. F.M. Dewey, C.R. Thornton, and C.A. Gilligan, Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to Detect, Quantify, and Visualise Fungi in Soils. P.T.N. Spencer-Phillips, Function of Fungal Haustoria in Epiphytic and Endophytic Infections. B. Haubold and P.B. Rainey, Toward an Understanding of the Population Genetics of Plant-Colonising Bacteria. A.R. Hardham and G.J. Hyde, Asexual Sporulation in the Oomycetes. J. Wistemeyer, A.Wistemeyer, and K. Voigt, Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Rhizosphere: A Curiosity or a Driving Force in Evolution? J.A.G. Irwin, A.R. Crawford, and A. Drenth, The Origins of Phytophthora Species Attacking Legumes in Australia. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 466
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1997
  • Published: January 10, 1997
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080561783

About the Serial Editors

Inez Tommerup

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIRO Centre for Mediterranean Agricultural Research, Perth, Australia

Patrick Andrews

Affiliations and Expertise

De Montfort University

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