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Genome-Enabled Analysis of Plant-Pathogen Interactions

By: Thomas Wolpert(Editor), Tomonori Shiraishi(Editor), Alan Collmer(Editor), Kazuya Akimitsu(Editor), Jan Glazebrook(Editor)

260 pages, 43 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables

American Phytopathological Society

Hardback | Jan 2011 | #205020 | ISBN-13: 9780890543931
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This important new book updates and documents the recent progress on genome-enabled technologies that have enhanced, and will continue to refine, our understanding of how plants and microbes interact at the molecular level. It includes studies that show the power of integrating imaging with genetic and genomic tools to not only link genes to function, but also to understand the dynamic behaviors and interactions of plant and pathogen molecules.

It emphasizes the contribution of computational biology to deciphering the genome and to revealing the complex signals and biochemical networks that are involved in plant-pathogen interactions, including intriguing advances reported for fungal, oomycete, and bacterial pathogens. It reports new approaches to identify host genes important in disease, and suggests novel strategies for generating crops with broad-spectrum and durable resistance to important pathogens.

Twenty-five leading molecular scientists from Japan and USA contributed to this effort. These scientists participated in the 2010 Japan-US Seminar on Plant-Pathogen Interactions and the result of their collective research is now available in this limited-edition reference book.


- Past steps in understanding specificity in host–parasite interactions: Retracing the US-Japan seminars
- Systems-wide analysis of the signaling network controlling plant immunity
- Analysis of a plant susceptibility response and its similarities to resistance
- Association genetics reveals genes critical for Magnaporthe-rice interactions
- Defense system induced by elicitin-like proteins of the biocontrol agent Pythium oligandrum
- Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species in plant defense responses
- The roles of calcium and calmodulin binding protein 60g in Arabidopsis defense signaling
- Chitin receptor for plant innate immunity
- Genome analyses to understand durable disease resistance in rice
- Towards understanding effector secretion, translocation and cell-to-cell trafficking during biotrophic invasion by the rice blast fungus
- Genetic analyses of “host species specificity” of Magnaporthe oryzae/grisea
- Pathogenesis and plant basal resistance in Colletotrichum orbiculare and Magnaporthe oryzae infection Regulatory mechanisms in plant defense to necrotrophic fungi
- Defense mechanisms mediated by chitin in rice-blast interactions
- Genome-enabled evaluation of specificity in citrus and Alternaria interactions
- Suppression of defense–The role of fungal suppressors in conditioning plant susceptibility
- Cochliobolus heterostrophus and maize: A model for genome wide integration of iron homeostasis, oxidative stress management, and virulence
- Towards a systems-level understanding of oomycete-plant interactions
- Pseudomonas syringae: A model for systems-level exploration of plant-microbe interactions
- Phyllosphere microbiology: Interactions of Pseudomonas syringae with itself and with the plants on which it lives
- Targeting of the rice transcriptome by TAL effectors of Xanthomonas oryzae
- Unique features of a phytoplasma genome and its membrane proteins involved in host specificity
- Glycosylation of bacterial flagellins and its role in motility and virulence
- Pathogenicity determinants of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri, causative agent of citrus canker
- AutoSPOTs: Automated image analysis for enumerating callose deposition

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