"Fungal-Plant Interactions" is a synthesis of fungal physiology, plant pathology and biology for undergraduates and researchers. Interactions between higher plants and fungi at the cellular and biochemical level are covered together with their ecological importance and theories as to their evolution. Interactions between fungi and higher plants are considered at the cellular and whole plant level. The book gives an integrated presentation of aspects of fungal physiology, whole plant physiology, plant physiology and fungal ecology which are so often approached as separate disciplines. A modern treatment of the effects of fungal invasion on host plant physiology and biochemistry is made by reference to current experimental work and the use of new techniques and approaches as examples. The significance of fungal growth habits and life-style is considered in terms of the interaction strategies adopted, from mutualistic to biotrophic and necrotrophic interactions. Current views concerning the ecological importance and evolution of these strategies is discussed.
..well worth buying..the text is certainly affordable for most undergraduates. - Plant Pathology
Part 1 Fungal life-style: fungal morphogenesis and physiology; fungal strategies. Part 2 Plants as an environment: living tissues as an environment; effects of environmental conditions on plant health; the plants' response to abiotic and biotic influences; effects of fungi on plant health; control of plant disease. Part 3 Fungal-plant confrontation: fungal invasion; mechanisms of disease resistance. Part 4 Effects of pathogenic fungal invasion on host plant physiology: physiological changes in host plant tissues; effects of invasion on cell growth. Part 5 Mutualistic symbioses: mycorrhizal symbioses; lichens; endophytic sybioses. Part 6 Biotechnology in the study of fungal-plant interaction: plant breeding for resistance to disease; the study of disease resistance using tissue culture technique; molecular biological techniques.
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 31st December 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.61