Plant Microbe Interactions

Plant Microbe Interactions

1st Edition - November 25, 2015

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  • Editors: Harsh Bais, Janine Sherrier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124201163
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124201743

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Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 75th volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology.

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  • Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences
  • Contains commentary by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology
  • This volume features reviews of the fast moving field of plant microbe interactions


Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

Table of Contents

    • Contributors
    • Preface
    • Chapter One. Not Just Sweet Talkers: How Roots Stimulate Their Colonization by Beneficial Bacteria
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Attraction
      • 3. Nutrition
      • 4. Colonization
      • 5. General Effects
      • 6. Compounds from the Plant That Affect the PGP Effect of Bacteria
      • 7. Conclusion and Perspectives
    • Chapter Two. Molecular Patterns of Rhizobacteria Involved in Plant Immunity Elicitation
      • 1. Host Resistance Elicitation as Part of Rhizobacteria-Mediated Biocontrol
      • 2. Global Aspect of Microbe-Induced Plant Immunity
      • 3. MAMPs from Bacterial Pathogens and Early Physiological/Signalling Events Associated with Their Perception
      • 4. Elicitors of Plant Immunity from Beneficial Bacteria
      • 5. Concluding Remarks
    • Chapter Three. Root Microbiome Assemblage is Modulated by Plant Host Factors
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Microbiome Assemblage is Influenced by the Host Genome
      • 3. Microbiome Assemblage is Influenced by the Host Developmental Stage
      • 4. Microbiome Assemblage is Influenced by the Host Health and Fitness
      • 5. Microbiome Assemblage is Influenced by Alteration in Plant Signalling
      • 6. Implications and Future Prospects
    • Chapter Four. PGPR Interaction: An Ecofriendly Approach Promoting the Sustainable Agriculture System
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Rhizosphere, the Hot Spot for PGPR Interaction
      • 3. Colonization and Competence
      • 4. PGPR Rooting for the Sustainable Agriculture
      • 5. Commercialization of PGPR
      • 6. Conclusion
    • Chapter Five. Human Pathogen–Plant Interactions: Concerns for Food Safety
      • 1. Introduction: Merging Plant Science and Food Science to Address Food Safety
      • 2. Human Pathogens on Plants
      • 3. Human Pathogen Interactions with Phytobacteria and Rhizobacteria
      • 4. Relationships Between Plant Stomata, Circadian Rhythm and Human Pathogens
      • 5. Control and Prevention Strategies: Biocontrol and Plant ‘Probiotics’
      • 6. Attachment and Attraction Mechanisms of Human Pathogens to Plants
      • 7. Research Needs and Conclusions
    • Chapter Six. Early Responses in the Root–Rhizobia Interaction
      • 1. Innate Immunity Must Be Regulated during the RN Symbiosis
      • 2. Searching for Missing Regulators of the Early Responses of the RN Symbiosis
      • 3. miRNAs as Regulators of the Early Events of the RN Symbiosis
      • 4. Conclusions and Remarks
    • Chapter Seven. The Implications of Polyploidy for the Evolution of Signalling in Rhizobial Nodulation Symbiosis
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Nodulation Signalling: Determinants of Symbiotic Interactions
      • 3. WGD as a Process Altering Plant Signalling, Biotic Interactions and Ecological and Geographical Ranges
      • 4. Potential Implications of Polyploidy for Nodulation Signalling
      • 5. Evidence of Roles for Polyploidy in the Evolution of Nodulation and Rhizobial Signalling
      • 6. Current and Future Studies of Polyploidy and Nodulation: Challenges and Opportunities
      • 7. Conclusion
    • Chapter Eight. Plant Cues and Factors Influencing the Behaviour of Beneficial Nematodes as a Belowground Indirect Defense
      • 1. Nematode Diversity
      • 2. A Nematode's Sensory Tool Kit
      • 3. Entomopathogenic Nematodes
      • 4. Indirect Defences and Herbivore-Induced Plant Cues Belowground
      • 5. Sampling Belowground Herbivore-Induced Volatiles
      • 6. Manipulation of Root Volatiles for Agricultural Improvement
      • 7. Multitrophic Interactions and Paradox Surrounding Belowground Indirect Defences
    • Chapter Nine. Forest Canopy Precipitation Partitioning: An Important Plant Trait Influencing the Spatial Structure of the Symbiotic Soil Microbial Community
      • 1. Introduction: Canopy Precipitation Partitioning and Its Potential Influence on Symbiotic Root Microbial Communities
      • 2. Potential Throughfall and Stemflow Impacts on N-fixing Nodule-Forming Bacterial Signalling Pathways
      • 3. Potential Throughfall and Stemflow Impacts on Endo- and Ectomycorrhizal Fungi Host Root Signalling
      • 4. Future Directions for Evaluating Throughfall and Stemflow Influences on Symbiotic Microbes
    • Chapter Ten. Soluble and Volatile Metabolites of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPRs): Role and Practical Applications in Inhibiting Pathogens and Activating Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR)
      • 1. Overview of Current Disease Management Practices
      • 2. Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria
      • 3. Beneficial Soluble Metabolites of PGPRs
      • 4. Volatile Organic Compounds
      • 5. Practical Uses in Agriculture
      • 6. Outlook – Opportunities and Challenges
    • Chapter Eleven. Flying Whispers of Inter-kingdom Conversation: A Complementary Perspective of Plant and Bacterial Volatile Signals
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Volatile Organic Compounds from Plants
      • 3. Influence of Plant VOCs on Rhizosphere and Phyllosphere Bacteria
      • 4. VOCs from Bacteria and Their Effects on Plants
      • 5. Bacterial Volatiles in QS and QQ
      • 6. Commonness and Distinctions among Plant and Bacterial VOCs
      • 7. Future Perspectives
    • Subject Index
    • Author Index
    • Color Plates

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: November 25, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124201163
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124201743

About the Serial Volume Editors

Harsh Bais

Harsh Bais
Harsh Bais is an associate professor of plant and soil interface at University of Delaware. Dr. Bais’ rhizosphere biology research is focused on the biological significance of root-mediated responses. Root-root and root-microbe communications are continues occurrences in the rhizosphere, but due to the underground nature of roots, these intriguing interactions have largely been overlooked. His research is taking a multi-disciplinary approach by interfacing plant biology, molecular microbiology and biochemistry to unravel this underground communication process.

Affiliations and Expertise

Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Janine Sherrier

Janine Sherrier
Janine Sherrier is a professor at the University of Delaware (UD), where she teaches leads an active research program on beneficial plant-microbe interactions. Prior to joining UD, Sherrier earned a Ph.D. in biology at Texas A&M University and continued her formal training in plant biology as a post-doctoral researcher at the John Innes Centre, Department of Genetics and the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry. Her research team's work focuses on the interface between plant and microbial partners and has practical applications in agricultural production of crop plants

Affiliations and Expertise

Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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