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Plant pathogenic bacteria cause dramatic yield and economic losses in agriculture, making it harder to meet the challenge of providing an adequate food supply for the world.
Understanding the virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria lays the foundation for creative, effective, and ongoing management of bacterial diseases of plants. Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria helps students and researchers do just that.
This important book is a central resource for learning about the many virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria. It particularly reviews individual virulence traits and shows how each pathogen uses different virulence traits to cause disease. Color photographs, placed throughout the book, enable readers to visually understand the various topics covered.
Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria highlights the exciting progress made in the study of virulence mechanisms of plant-pathogenic bacteria by reviewing the latest research on this topic in the context of the most important bacterial diseases in agriculture.
Part one of the book includes chapters on basic concepts related to virulence mechanisms of bacteria, including quorum sensing, biofilms, pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), cell surface polysaccharides (SPSs), fimbrial surface attachment structures, cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) regulation, bacterial secretion systems and effectors, cell-wall-degrading enzymes, regulation, metals as regulators of virulence, and high-throughput sequencing technology.
Part two offers case studies of virulence mechanisms in bacterial pathogens such as 'Candidatus Liberibacter' spp., Xylella fastidiosa, phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, Erwinia amylovora, Ralstonia spp., Xanthomonas spp., Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp., and Streptomyces spp.
Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria was led by an editing team of top scientists in this field. This team gathered a group of chapter authors who are all active researchers within the discipline, making this the most authoritative reference available.
Overall, Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria is a must-have for researchers and students in the fields of plant pathology, microbiology, bacteriology, and plant-microbe interactions. It serves as an introductory textbook for students and an encyclopedia of many perspectives on the virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria for other interested readers.
PART I Virulence Mechanisms
Recent Advances in Understanding Quorum Sensing and Regulation of Virulence in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
J. Maxwell Dow and Vittorio Venturi
Biofilm Formation and Virulence in Bacterial Plant Pathogens
Adrian A. Vojnov and María Rosa Marano
Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns
Veronica Ancona and Youfu Zhao
Cell Surface Polysaccharides in Plant Bacterial Pathogenicity: New Insights into Host–Pathogen Interactions
Jinyun Li and Nian Wang
Fimbrial and Afimbrial Adhesins Involved in Bacterial Attachment to Surfaces
Paulo A. Zaini, Saul Burdman, Michele M. Igo, Jennifer K. Parker, and Leonardo De La Fuente
Cyclic di-GMP Regulation in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Ya-Wen He and Shan-Ho Chou
Secretion Systems of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Transcription Activator-Like Effectors: From Pathogenesis to Targeted Genome Editing
Bing Yang and Frank F. White
The Pseudomonas syringae Type III Secretion System
Amy O. Charkowski
High-Throughput DNA Sequencing Technology as a Tool in Understanding Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Neha Potnis, João Carlos Setubal, Rebecca Bart, Deepak Shantharaj, and Jeffrey B. Jones
New Insights into Regulation of Pathogenicity and Virulence of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Posttranscriptional and Posttranslational Regulatory Mechanisms for Virulence Factors
Quan Zeng and Ching-Hong Yang
The Influence of Metal Elements on Virulence in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Leonardo De La Fuente, Fernando Navarrete, Jonathan E. Oliver, Luisa Cruz, and Paul A. Cobine
Iron as a Regulator of Virulence in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Gustavo A. T. Chaves, Paulo A. Zaini, and Aline M. Da Silva
PART II Important Bacterial Diseases in Agriculture
‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ Species and Related Diseases
Nian Wang, Qing Yan, Fekede Workneh, Arash Rashed, and Charlie Rush
Xylella fastidiosa: Insights into the Lifestyle of a Xylem-Limited Bacterium
Caroline Roper and Steven E. Lindow
Pathogenicity, Virulence, and Transmission of Phytoplasmas
Saskia A. Hogenhout
Pathogenicity, Virulence, and Transmission of Plant Spiroplasmas
Laure Béven, Nathalie Arricau-Bouvery, Joël Renaudin, and Colette Saillard
Fire in the Orchard: Insights into Fire Blight Disease and Its Causal Agent, Erwinia amylovora
Luisa F. Castiblanco and George W. Sundin
Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Ralstonia spp.
Jonathan M. Jacobs and Caitilyn Allen
The Dynamic World of the Genus Xanthomonas
Olivier Pruvost, Isabelle Robène, Aline Escalon, Alice Leduc, Lionel Gagnevin, Christian Vernière, Nian Wang, Howard F. Schwartz, David H. Gent, Philippe Rott, Monique Royer, Anne M. Alvarez, Tomie S. Vowell, Peter J. Toves, Frank F. White, Neha Potnis, and Jeffrey B. Jones
Virulence Mechanisms of Soft-Rot-Causing Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria
Jong Hyun Ham and Luis Cláudio Vieira Da Cunha
Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Emergence of New Plant-Pathogenic Species in the Genus Streptomyces
Gregg S. Pettis