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Beneficial Plant-Microbial Interactions: Ecology and Applications

By: M. Belén Rodelas González(Editor), Jesús Gonzalez-López(Editor)

468 pages, 4 colour & 22 b/w illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2013 | #217805 | ISBN-13: 9781466587175
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Beneficial Plant-microbial Interactions: Ecology and Applications provides insight into the mechanisms underlying the interactions of plants and microbes, the ecological relevance and roles of these symbioses, the adaptive mechanisms of plant-associated microorganisms to abiotic stress and their contribution to plant stress tolerance, and the potential of these interactions as tools in agrobiotechnology. A team of authors with wide experience in the area contribute up-to-date reviews in nineteen chapters devoted to different ecological and applied aspects of the rhizobia-legume symbiosis, ecto- and endomycorrhizas, and plant associations with diazotrophic or adiazotrophic plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria. Beneficial Plant-Microbial Interactions is intended for students, researchers and academic faculty members in the field of agrobiotechnology.


- Nitrogen Fixing Endosymbiotic Bacteria: Old Chaps and New Findings
- Biodiversity of Slow-Growing Rhizobia: the Genus Bradyrhizobium
- Importance of Motile and Biofilm Lifestyles of Rhizobia for the Establishment of Symbiosis with Legumes
- Nod Factor Production and Abiotic Stress in Rhizobium
- Strategies of Salt Tolerance in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis
- Responses of Nodulated Legumes to Drought
- Mineral Nutrition in the Legume-Rhizobia Nitrogen Fixing Symbiosis
- Metal Transport in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis
- Ecology of Denitrification in Plant-Associated Bacteria
- Protein Secretion Systems in Bacterial-Plant Host Associations
- Nodular Endophytes: An Untapped Diversity
- Azospirillum-Plant Interaction: From Root Colonization to Plant Growth Promotion
- Biocontrol of Fungal Root Pathogens by Fluorescent Pseudomonads
- Inoculants Based in Autochthonous Microorganisms, a Strategy to Optimize Agronomic Performance of Biofertilizers
- Bioengineering the Legume Rhizosphere for Metal Phytostabilization of Contaminated Areas
- Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Their Significance in Promoting Soil-Plant Systems Sustainability against Environmental Stresses
- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) as Tools for Improving the Nutritional Quality of Crops
- Ectomycorrhized Plants: Methods and Applications
- Metagenomics of Plant-Microorganism Interaction: Source of Novel Recombinant Genes for Biotechnological Application

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