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Molecular Plant Immunity provides an integrated look at both well-established and emerging concepts in plant disease resistance providing the most current information on this important vitally important topic within plant biology. Understanding the molecular basis of the plant immune system has implications on the development of new varieties of sustainable crops, understanding the challenges plant life will face in changing environments, as well as providing a window into immune function that could have translational appeal to human medicine.
Molecular Plant Immunity opens with chapters reviewing how the first line of plant immune response is activated followed by chapters looking at the molecular mechanisms that allow fungi, bacteria, and oomycetes to circumvent those defenses. Plant resistance proteins, which provide the second line of plant immune defense, are then covered followed by chapters on the role of hormones in immunity and the mechanisms that modulate specific interaction between plants and viruses. The final chapters look at model plant-pathogen systems to review interaction between plants and fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens.
Written by a leading team of international experts, Molecular Plant Immunity will provide a needed resource to diverse research community investigated plant immunity.
List of contributors
1 The rice Xa21 immune receptor recognizes a novel bacterial quorum sensing factor Pamela C. Ronald
2 Molecular basis of effector recognition by plant NB-LRR proteins Lisong Ma, Harrold A. van den Burg, Ben J.C. Cornelissen and Frank L.W. Takken
3 Signal transduction pathways activated by R proteins Gitta Coaker and Douglas Baker
4 The roles of salicylic acid and jasmonic acid in plant immunity Pradeep Kachroo and Aardra Kachroo
5 Effectors of bacterial pathogens: modes of action and plant targets Feng Feng and Jian-Min Zhou
6 The roles of transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors in virulence and avirulence of Xanthomonas Aaron W. Hummel and Adam J. Bogdanove
7 Effectors of fungi and oomycetes: their virulence and avirulence functions, and translocation from pathogen to host cells Brett M. Tyler and Thierry Rouxel
8 Plant-virus interaction: defense and counter-defense Amy Wahba Foreman, Gail J. Pruss and Vicki Vance
9 Molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction between tomato and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato Andre C. Velasquez and Gregory B. Martin
10 The Cladosporium fulvum -tomato pathosystem: fungal infection strategy and plant responses Bilal Okmen and Pierre J.G.M. de Wit
11 The cucumber mosaic virus-Arabidopsis interaction: Interplay of virulence strategies and plant responses Jack H. Westwood and John P. Carr
12 Future prospects for genetically engineering disease resistance plants Yan-Jun Chen, Michael F. Lyngkjaer and David B. Collinge