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Comprehensive and Molecular Phytopathology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444521323, 9780080469331

Comprehensive and Molecular Phytopathology, Volume 9

1st Edition

Editors: Yuri Dyakov Vitaly Dzhavakhiya Timo Korpela
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521323
eBook ISBN: 9780080469331
Paperback ISBN: 9780444562692
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 9th January 2007
Page Count: 496
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General information on parasitism
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 2 Plant parasite organisms
2a Fungal Plant Pathogens
Y.T. Dyakov
2b Bacterial Plant Pathogens
Y.T. Dyakov
2c Plant Viruses and Viral Plant Diseases
Y.T. Dyakov
2d. Plant Pathogen Nematodes
S.V. Zinovieva
2e. Methods of Diagnostics
L.A. Scherbakova

Chapter 3 Structural basis of plant-pathogen Interactions
Y.M. Plotnikova

Chapter 4 Phenomenology of Plant-Pathogen Relationships
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 5 Horizontal Pathosystem: Parasite Attack Factors
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 6 Horizontal Pathosystem: Resistance Factors
6a Anatomical-Morphological Factors
Y.T. Dyakov
6b Regulation of Ontogenesis and Damage Reparation
Y.T. Dyakov
6c Nutrient Values of Infected Organs and Tissues
Y.T. Dyakov
6d Biochemical Resistance Factors
6e Chemical classification of Phytoanticipates
Y.T. Dyakov
6f Resistance Strategies
Y.T. Dyakov
6g Protein Inhibitors of Viruses
V.G. Dzhavakhiya and T. Korpela

Chapter 7 Vertical Pathosystem: Avirulence Genes and their Products: Molecular
Interpretation of Genetic Data
Y.T. Dyakov
7a. Abiogenic Elicitors
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
7b. Nonspecific Biogenic Elicitors
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
7c. Endogenous, Plant, or Secondary Elicitors
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
7d. Specific Elicitors
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 8 Vertical Pathosystem: Resistance Genes and their Products. Signal Transduction
8a. Resistance Genes and Susceptible Genes
Y.T. Dyakov
8b. Investigation of Resistance genes by the Methods of Classical Genetics
Y.T. Dyakov
8c. Molecular Genetics Studies
Y.T. Dyakov
8d. Signal Transduction - Signaling Systems
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8e. G-Proteins
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8f. Cycloadenilate Signaling Systems
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8g. MAP-Kinase Signaling Systems
Y.T. Dyakov
8h. Ca-Phosphatase Signaling Systems
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8i. Lypooxygenase s.s.
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8j. NADPH-oxydase (Superoxyde) s.s.
O.L. Ozeretskovaskaya
8k. NO-synthase s.s.
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
8l. Signaling Genetics
Y.T. Dyakov
8m. Interactions of the Signaling Systems Inducing by Nonspecific and
Specific Elicitors
Y.T. Dyakov
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya

Chapter 9. Hypersensitivity
L.F. Bagirova

Chapter 10. Immune Response
10a. Phytoalexins
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
10b. PR-Proteins
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
10c. Antiviral Proteins
10d. Proteinase Inhibitors
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
10e. Phenylpropanoids and Lignin
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
10f. Hydroxyprolin Reach Glicoproteins
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
10g. SAR
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya

Chapter 11. Gene Silesings - RNA silencing as a general defense mechanism against pathogen
Petri Susi

Chapter 12. Virulence Genes and their Products Suppressors (Impedines)
O.L. Ozeretskovskaya
12a. Pathotoxins
Y.T. Dyakov
12b. Enzymes
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 13. General and Specific Aspects in Plant and Animal Immunity
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 14. Molecular Basis of Plant Immunizations
Y.T. Dyakov

Chapter 15. Development of Transgenic Plants Resistant to Diseases
V.G. Dzhavakhiya


This book offers a collection of information on successive steps of molecular ‘dialogue’ between plants and pathogens. It additionally presents data that reflects intrinsic logic of plant-parasite interactions. New findings discussed include: host and non-host resistance, specific and nonspecific elicitors, elicitors and suppressors, and plant and animal immunity. This book enables the reader to understand how to promote or prevent disease development, and allows them to systematize their own ideas of plant-pathogen interactions.

Key Features

  • Offers a more extensive scope of the problem as compared to other books in the market
    * Presents data to allow consideration of host-parasite relationships in dynamics and reveals interrelations between pathogenicity and resistance factors
    * Discusses beneficial plant-microbe interactions and practical aspects of molecular investigations of plant-parasite relationships
    * Compares historical study of common and specific features of plant immunity with animal immunity


Students and post-graduates studying plant pathology and agriculture.


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About the Editors

Yuri Dyakov

Vitaly Dzhavakhiya

Timo Korpela

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Joint Biotechnology Laboratory, University of Turku, Finland, Dept. of Chemistry, BioCity 6A, Turku