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Prokaryotic Symbionts in Plants

Series: Microbiology Monographs Volume: 8

Edited By: Katharina Pawlowski

306 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 2008 | #177729 | ISBN-13: 9783540754596
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Endophytic prokaryotes can invade the tissue of the host plant without triggering defense reactions or disease symptoms. Instead, they promote the growth of the host plant due to their ability to fix atmospheric dinitrogen and/or to produce plant growth-promoting substances.

This Microbiology Monographs volume presents up-to-date findings on the interactions between plants and beneficial prokaryotes, including the use of genomics for the analysis of plant-prokaryote symbioses and their evolution. Rhizobia-legume, actinorhizal and cyanobacterial symbioses are presented.

Aus den Rezensionen: "Die zwolf Kapitel dieses ... attraktiven Buches sind ... auf dem aktuellen Stand. ... Im Kapitel uber die Entwicklung der Actinorhiza-Organe stellt die Herausgeberin die Besonderheiten dieser symbiontischen Interaktion im Vergleich zu den durch Rhizobien induzierten Organen detailliert und ubersichtlich dar. ... Auch die Symbiosen mit Cyanobakterien sind mit vielen neuen Ergebnissen in den folgenden Kapiteln anschaulich dargestellt." (Dietrich Werner, in: BIOspektrum, February/2010, Vol. 16, Issue 1, S. 124)


A Dresler-Nurmi, D P Fewer, L A. Rasanen, K Lindstrom: The diversity and evolution of rhizobia; A Untergasser, T Bisseling, R Geurts: Making rhizobium-infected root nodules; A Becker: Functional genomics of rhizobia; P Normand: Frankia - diversity and evolution; K Pawlowski: The infection process in actinorhizal symbioses; Persson, K Huss-Danell: Actinorhizal nodule metabolism; J C Meeks: Physiological adaptations in nitrogen-fixing Nostoc-plant symbiotic associations; B Osborne, B Bergman:Why does Gunnera do it and other angiosperms don't? An evolutionary perspective on the Gunnera-nostoc symbiosis; P Lindblad: Cyanobacteria in symbiosis with cycads; W Zheng, L Rang and B Bergman: Structural characteristics of the cyanobacterium-Azolla symbioses; J Rikkinen: Relations between cyanobacterial symbionts in lichens and plants; M Rothballer, M Schmid, A Hartmann: Diazotrophic bacterial endophytes in Gramineae and other plants

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