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Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants

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Individual chapters written by world-renowned experts
Extensive coverage of the area helps the reader to find both basic and advanced information on belowground defences in one publication
An ideal reference for general and specific audience/readers ranging from biology and agriculture students, teachers, lecturers, to plant breeders, agronomists, plant pathologists, molecular biologists and policy makers
An ideal reference that supplements under-graduate and graduate courses on molecular plant pathology and plant-pathogen interactions

Series: Signaling and Communication in Plants

By: Christine Vos (Editor), Kemal Kazan (Editor)

461 pages, 20 colour & 4 b/w illustrations


Hardback | 2016 | #232735 | ISBN-13: 9783319423173
Available for pre-order: Due Nov 2016 Details
NHBS Price: £126.50 $155/€142 approx

About this book

Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants summarizes our current knowledge on belowground defence strategies in plants by world-class scientists actively working in the area. The volume includes chapters covering belowground defence to main soil pathogens such as Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium, Phytophthora, Pythium and Plasmodiophora, as well as to migratory and sedentary plant parasitic nematodes. In addition, the role of root exudates in belowground plant defence will be highlighted, as well as the crucial roles of pathogen effectors in overcoming root defences. Finally, accumulating evidence on how plants can differentiate beneficial soil microbes from the pathogenic ones will be covered as well. Better understanding of belowground defences can lead to the development of environmentally friendly plant protection strategies effective against soil-borne pathogens which cause substantial damage on many crop plants all over the world. Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants will be a useful reference for plant pathologists, agronomists, plant molecular biologists as well as students working on these and related areas.


1 Introduction to belowground defense strategies in plants

PART I General principles of belowground defense strategies
2 Belowground defense strategies in plants: Parallels between root responses to beneficial and pathogenic micro-organism
3 Root exudates as an integral part of belowground plant defense

PART II Belowground defense strategies to root pathogens
4 Belowground defense strategies against Fusarium oxysporum
5 Belowground defense strategies against Rhizoctonia
6 Belowground defense strategies against Verticillium
7 Belowground and aboveground strategies of plant resistance against Phytophthora species
8 Belowground signaling and defense in host-Pythium interactions
9 Belowground defense strategies against clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae)
10 Belowground defense strategies against sedentary nematodes
11 Belowground defense strategies against migratory nematodes

PART III Root responses to beneficial micro-organisms
12 Root interactions with non-pathogenic Fusarium
13 Belowground defense strategies in plants: the plant-Trichoderma dialogue
14 Defense reactions in roots elicited by endofungal bacteria of the Sebacinalean symbiosis
15 Mitigating abiotic stresses in crop plants by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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