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Plant-Microbe Interactions : SUBCELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY - B. B. Biswas

Plant-Microbe Interactions

SUBCELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY

By: B. B. Biswas (Editor), H.K. Das (Editor)

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Published: 30th April 1998
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Recent years have seen tremendous progress in unraveling the molecular basis of different plant-microbe interactions. Knowledge has accumulated on the mecha­ nisms of the microbial infection of plants, which can lead to either disease or resistance. The mechanisms developed by plants to interact with microbes, whether viruses, bacteria, or fungi, involve events that can lead to symbiotic association or to disease or tumor formation. Cell death caused by pathogen infection has been of great interest for many years because of its association with plant resistance. There appear to be two types of plant cell death associated with pathogen infection, a rapid hypersensitive cell death localized at the site of infection during an incompatible interaction between a resistant plant and an avirulent pathogen, and a slow, normosensitive plant cell death that spreads beyond the site of infection during some compatible interactions involving a susceptible plant and a virulent, necrogenic pathogen. Plants possess a number of defense mechanisms against infection, such as (i) production of phytoalexin, (ii) formation of hydrolases, (iii) accumulation of hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein and lignin deposition, (iv) production of pathogen-related proteins, (v) produc­ tion of oligosaccharides, jasmonic acid, and various other phenolic substances, and (vi) production of toxin-metabolizing enzymes. Based on these observations, insertion of a single suitable gene in a particular plant has yielded promising results in imparting resistance against specific infection or disease. It appears that a signal received after microbe infection triggers different signal transduction pathways.

Developmental and Metabolic Adaptations between Legume Hosts and Rhizobia
Biosynthesis and Secretion of Rhizobial Lipochitin-Oligosaccharide Signal Molecules
The Role of Microbial Surface Polysaccharides in the Rhizobium-Legume Interaction
The Sybiotic Interaction between Azorhizobium caulinodas and Sesbania rostrata: Molecular Cross-Talk in a Beneficial Plant-Bacterium Interaction
Interactions between Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants
Strategies to Engineer Plants Resistant to Bacterial and Fungal Diseases
Plant-Fungal Interactions and Plant Disease
Arabidopsis thaliana: A Robust Model System for Studying Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Engineering Resistance against Viral Diseases in Plants
Biosynthesis and Regulation of Coronatine, a Non-Host-Specific Phytotoxin Produced by Pseudomonas syringae
DNA Transfer from Agrobacterium to Plant Cells in Crown Gall tumor Disease
Import of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Virulence Proteins and Transferred DNA into Plant Cell Nuclei
Oligosaccharide Elicitors in Host-Pathogen Interactions: Generation, Perception, and Signal Transduction
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ISBN: 9780306456787
ISBN-10: 0306456788
Series: SUBCELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY : Book 29
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 30th April 1998
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84