Plants and microbes interact in a complex relationship that can have both harmful and beneficial impacts on both plant and microbial communities. Effectors, secreted microbial molecules that alter plant processes and facilitate colonization, are central to understanding the complicated interplay between plants and microbes. Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions unlocks the molecular basis of this important class of microbial molecules and describes their diverse and complex interactions with host plants.
Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions is divided into five sections that take stock of the current knowledge on effectors of plant-associated organisms. Coverage ranges from the impact of bacterial, fungal and oomycete effectors on plant immunity and high-throughput genomic analysis of effectors to the function and trafficking of these microbial molecules. The final section looks at effectors secreted by other eukaryotic microbes that are the focus of current and future research efforts.
Written by leading international experts in plant-microbe interactions, Effectors in Plant Microbe Interactions, will be an essential volume for plant biologists, microbiologists, pathologists, and geneticists.
Section 1 Plant Immune Response Pathways
1 Innate Immunity: Pattern Recognition in Plants
2 Microbial Effectors and Their Role in Plant Defense Suppression
Section 2 Genome-Wide Analyses of Microbial Effectors and Effector Evolution
3 Comparative Genomics and Evolution of Bacterial Type III Effectors
4 The Effectors of Smut Fungi
5 Evolutionary and Functional Dynamics of Oomycete Effector Genes
Section 3 Microbial Effector Functions: Virulence and Avirulence
6 Suppression and Activation of the Plant Immune System by Pseudomonas syringae Effectors AvrPto and AvrPtoB
7 Rust Effectors
8 Dothideomycete Effectors Facilitating Biotrophic and Necrotrophic Lifestyles
Section 4 Effector Trafficking: Processing/Uptake by Plants and Secretion/Delivery by Microbes
9 Effector Translocation and Delivery by the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
10 Entry of Oomycete and Fungal Effectors into Host Cells
Section 5 Emerging Effectors-Symbionts, Nematodes, Insects, Metabolites
11 Roles of Effector Proteins in the Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis
12 Mutualistic Effectors: Architects of Symbiosis
13 Nematode Effector Proteins: Targets and Functions in Plant Parasitism
14 Effectors in Plant-Insect Interactions
15 Fungal Secondary Metabolites: Ancient Toxins and Novel Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions
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Francis Martin is the Head of the Ecogenomics of Interactions Laboratory at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). Sophien Kamoun is Senior Scientist and Head of the Sainsbury Laboratory and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.