Fungal Pathogenicity and the Plant's Response - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121488505, 9780323147408

Fungal Pathogenicity and the Plant's Response

1st Edition

Editors: R.J.W. Byrde
eBook ISBN: 9780323147408
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 516
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Fungal Pathogenicity and the Plants Response covers the proceedings of the Third Long Ashton Symposium held at Long Ashton Research Station University of Bristol on September 22-24, 1971. Topics for this biennial symposium are decided for their importance to Agriculture and Horticulture and for the timeliness of a critical review of developments in fungal pathogenicity and plants response. Composed of five sections, this book discusses the direct involvement of fungal proteins in fungal pathogenicity, the role of extracellular enzymes in fruit rotting, and the control of vertical distribution of apple scab disease. It then examines the role of ethylene in plant diseases, growth of obligate parasites, and the concepts of host-pathogen relations. It also focuses on plants induced and preformed resistance factors, including phaseollin, phytoalexin, and benzoic acid. The concluding section discusses the significant role of enzymes, particularly lysosomal enzymes, in fungal pathogenicity. With a strong focus on original data and speculative comment on host-parasite contact, this book will be helpful for research workers, teachers, and students who wish to broaden their knowledge in fungal pathogenicity.

Table of Contents

Participants in the Symposium


Inaugural Lecture

Specificity in Plant Diseases

Section I: A. Fungal Pathogenicity: Direct Involvement of Fungal Proteins

1.1 The killing of plant cells by pectolytic enzymes

1.2 The role of extracellular enzymes in the rotting of fruit tissues by Sclerotinia fructigena

1.3 Control of the vertical distribution of apple scab disease on shoots of the apple rootstock MM 109

Section II The Involvement of Ethylene

II.1 The effect of certain bacteria on ethylene production by plant tissue

II.2 The involvement of ethylene in plant diseases

Section III Obligate Parasitism

III.1 The study of obligate parasites in vitro

III.2 Host-parasite relations in cabbage clubroot

III.3 Structural concepts of host-pathogen interfaces

III.4 Means by which cereal rusts and smuts affect host translocation and growth

Section IV: B. The Plant’s Response: Induced and Preformed Resistance Factors

IV.1 Phaseollin accumulation in Phaseolus vulgaris following infection by fungi, bacteria and a virus

IV.2 The diversity of phytoalexin-like responses in Leguminosae

IV.3 The resistance of immature Bramley's Seedling apples t o rotting by Nectria galligena


IV.4 Resistance of potato to Phytophthora

Section V Altered Metabolism

V.l Changes in enzymes of host and pathogen with special reference to peroxidase interaction

V.2 Response of tomato to infection by Fusarium oxysporum f.lycopersici

V.3 The host-parasite interactions in resistance of tomatoes to Cladosporium fulvum

V.4 Role of lysosomal enzymes in pathogenicity

Concluding Remarks

Author Index

Subject Index


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