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Parasitic Orobanchaceae Parasitic Mechanisms and Control Strategies

By: Daniel M Joel(Editor), Jonathan Gressel(Editor), Lytton John Musselman(Editor)
400 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
Parasitic Orobanchaceae
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Internationally recognized leading scientists provide a comprehensive account of the current knowledge on all aspects of the parasitic syndrome within the Orobanchaceae and of the available means for parasitic weed management.


1. Introduction: The parasitic syndrome in higher plants

Henning S. Heide-Jørgensen

1.1 Parasitism in plants

1.2 Hemi- and holoparasitism

1.3 The haustorium

1.4 Dispersal and germination strategies

1.5  Host range

1.6  Geographical distribution

1.7  The parasitic plant families
1.8. Parasite look-alike



Part I: The Orobanchaceae and their parasitic mechanisms

2. The haustorium and the life cycles of parasitic Orobanchaceae
Daniel M. Joel

            2.1   How do we define the haustorium in the Orobanchaceae?

            2.2    Life cycles of facultative and obligate Orobanchaceae


3. Functional structure of the mature haustorium

Daniel M. Joel

            3.1   Introduction

            3.2    Haustorium diversity

            3.3    Lateral and terminal haustoria

            3.4    Morphological features of terminal haustoria

            3.5    Roots of hemiparasites

            3.6    Morphological features of lateral haustoria

            3.7    The anatomical complexity of haustoria

            3.8    Tissue organization within the mature haustorium

            3.9    The conductive system

            3.10   Developmental aspects of the vascular system

            3.11   The mature endophyte

            3.12   The haustorial neck

            3.13   The base of lateral haustoria

            3.14   The base of terminal haustoria

            3.15   Exceptional haustoria

            3.16   Are haustoria homologous to roots?

            3.17   Concluding remarks

4.   Haustorium initiation and early development
Pradeepa C.G. Bandaranayake and John I. Yoder                                                              

            4.1     Introduction

            4.2     Early haustorium development

            4.3     Haustorium initiation factors

            4.4     Haustorium signal transduction

            4.5     Evolutionary origins

            4.6     Conclusions


5.   Haustorium invasion into host tissues
Alejandro Pérez-de-Luque

            5.1    Introduction

            5.2    Preparing for penetration

            5.3    Penetration

            5.4    Duration of penetration

            5.5    Avoiding defences: tricks of war

            5.6    Conclusions



6.  The physiology of the established parasite-host association
James H. Westwood

            6.1  General physiological considerations

            6.2    Nutrient acquisition and transport

            6.3    Direction of movement

            6.4   Hormone interactions

            6.5   Macromolecules

            6.6   Conclusions


7.  Host reaction to attack by root parasitic plants
Michael P. Timko and Julie D. Scholes

            7.1 Introduction

            7.2  General mechanisms of host resistance

            7.3 Histological characteristics of the host resistance responses

            7.4 Genetic Basis of Resistance

            7.5 Cell signalling and gene expression in host defence responses

            7.6 Conclusions and perspective



8.  Seed production and dispersal in the Orobanchaceae
Daniel M. Joel


9.   The seed and the seedling
Daniel M. Joel and Hilla Bar

            9.1   Surface structure

            9.2   Anatomy

            9.3   Water absorption

            9.4   Site of signal perception

            9.5   Nutrient transfer during germination

            9.6   The seedling

            9.7   Concluding remarks


10.   Induction of germination
Koichi Yoneyama, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Harro Bouwmeester

            10.1   Introduction

            10.2   Strigolactones

            10.3   Non-strigolactone germination stimulants

            10.4   Can germination be a target in the control of parasitic weeds?

            10.5   Concluding remarks


11.  Germination eco-physiology
Alistair J. Murdoch and Ermias Kebreab

            11.1   Introduction

            11.2   Seed survival in dry storage

            11.3   Seed survival in moist storage

            11.4   Dormancy and quiescence

            11.5   From relief of dormancy to the initiation of germination

            11.6   Germination

            11.7   Conclusion


12.  Are karrikin signalling mechanisms relevant to strigolactone perception?
David C. Nelson

            12.1   Introduction

            12.2   Karrikins, germination stimulants found in smoke

            12.3   Regulation of plant development by karrikins and strigolactones

            12.4   Karrikin and strigolactone responses are MAX2-dependent

            12.5   KAI2 and D14 are required for specific responses to karrikins and strigolactones

            12.6   Common elements of karrikin, strigolactone, and gibberellin signalling

            12.7   D14/DAD2 is a candidate receptor for strigolactones

            12.8   What can Arabidopsis thaliana tell us about parasitic weed germination?

            12.9   Conclusion



13.  Changing host specificities: by mutational changes or epigenetic reprogramming?
Toby J.A. Bruce and Jonathan Gressel

            13.1  Introduction

            13.2  Static evidence for intraspecific variation in host specificity

            13.3  Evidence for rapid dynamic intraspecific changes in host specificity

            13.4  Critically differentiating between classical genetic evolution and epigenetic adaptation

                        13.5    Does it matter to parasite management whether classical genetic evolution o epigenetic adaptation?



14.  Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary trends in Orobanchaceae
Gerald M. Schneeweiss

            14.1   Introduction

            14.2   Phylogenetic relationships

            14.3   Phylogenetic relationships of weedy taxa

            14.4   Evolutionary trends: some examples

            14.5   Outlook


15.  Genomic evolution in Orobanchaceae
Susann Wicke

            15.1  Introduction

            15.2  The nuclear genome

            15.3  The plastid genome

            15.4  The mitochondrial genome

            15.5  Horizontal DNA transfer

            15.6  Conclusions



16.  Ecology of hemi-parasitic Orobanchaceae with special reference to their interaction with plant communities
Duncan D. Cameron and Gareth K. Phoenix

            16.1   Introduction

            16.2   Interactions between parasitic plants and their hosts at the individual scale

            16.3   Orobanchaceae in plant communities: multiple impacts, multiple consequences

            16.4   Interactions across multiple trophic levels

            16.5    Parasitic plant impacts on nutrient cycling

            16.6    Conclusions and future directions



Part II: The weedy Orobanchaceae and their control

17.  Weedy Orobanchaceae – The problem
Jonathan Gressel and Daniel Joel

18.  The parasitic weeds of the Orobanchaceae
Chris Parker

            18.1   Introduction

            18.2  The weedy broomrapes: Orobanche and Phelipanche species

            18.3   The weedy witchweeds: Striga species

            18.4   Alectra species

            18.5    Rhamphicarpa fistulosa

            18.6   Other Orobanchaceae occasionally proving weedy

            18.7   Conclusion


19.  Population diversity and dynamics of parasitic weeds
Belén Román

            19.1    Introduction

            19.2   Genetic diversity and population dynamics

            19.3   Impacts of life history on population demography and genetics

            19.4   Future prospects


20.  Molecular diagnosis of parasite seed banks
Jane Prider,  Kathy Ophel Keller and  Alan McKay

            20.1   Introduction

            20.2   Sample collection

            20.3   Test development

            20.4   Test validation

            20.5   Test applications

            20.6   Other applications

            20.7   Conclusions


21.  Marker-assisted and physiology-based breeding for resistance to Orobanchaceae
Begoña Pérez-Vich, Leonardo Velasco, Patrick J. Rich and Gebisa Ejeta

            21.1  Introduction

            21.2  Physiology-based breeding

            21.3  Marker assisted breeding



22.   Integrated agronomic management of parasitic weed seed banks
Yaakov Goldwasser and Jonne Rodenburg

            22.1  Introduction

            22.2  Phytosanitary measures

            22.3  Reduction of parasite seed production and crop damage

            22.4  Methods to reduce existing seed banks

            22.5  Integrating agronomic management practices

            22.6   Conclusions


23.  Chemical control
Hanan Eizenberg, Joseph Hershenhorn, Jhonathan H. Ephrath, and Fred Kanampiu

            23.1    Introduction -the complexity of chemical control of parasitic weeds

            23.2   Herbicides

            23.3   The use of herbicides and fumigants

            23.4   Models for optimizing herbicide application

            23.5   Broomrape control by herbicide-resistant crops

            23.6   New and future approaches

            23.7   Conclusions


24.  Biotechnologies for directly generating crops resistant to parasites
Jonathan Gressel

            24.1   Introduction

            24.2   Target site herbicide resistances

            24.3   When will the parasites evolve herbicide resistance?

            24.4   Biotechnologically directly conferring crop resistance to the parasites

            24.5   Other biotechnological approaches

            24.6   Conclusions


25.  Allelopathy
John A. Pickett, Antony M. Hooper, Charles A.O. Midega and Zeyaur R. Khan

            25.1   Introduction

            25.2   Allelopathic mechanism by which Desmodium controls Striga in maize

            25.3   Long term needs

            25.4 Conclusions


26.  Biocontrol
Alan K. Watson

            26.1 Introduction

            26.2 Insects attacking broomrapes and witchweeds

            26.3 Biocontrol of parasitic weeds with microorganisms

            26.4 Path to commercialization of a Striga bioherbicide

            26.5 Conclusions and future possibilities




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By: Daniel M Joel(Editor), Jonathan Gressel(Editor), Lytton John Musselman(Editor)
400 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
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