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Microbial Ecology of Aerial Plant Surfaces

Edited By: MJ Bailey

416 pages, no illustrations

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #157899 | ISBN: 1845930614
Availability: In stock
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About this book

All aerial plant surfaces, including leaves, stems and flowers are inhabited by diverse assemblages of microorganisms, including filamentous fungi, yeasts, bacteria, and bacteriophages. These organisms have profound effects on plant health and thus impact on ecosystem and agricultural functions. This book is based on proceedings from the 8th International Symposium on the mircobiology of aerial plant surfaces, held in Oxford 2005. This is a five yearly conference which brings together international scientists and provides a unique opportunity to discuss developments in this field.


Biodiversity and Population Genetics of Phyllosphere Communities; Spatial Distribution and Biofilms; Biological Control and Pathogenicity; Gene Expression and Phyllosphere Genomics; Leaf Colonisation and Dispersal; Aerobiology and Plant Surface Microbiology.

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M.J. Bailey, A.K. Lilley and T.M. Timms-Wilson are from Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Oxford) UK, and P.T.N. Spencer-Phillips is from University of the West of England UK.

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