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Plant Surface Microbiology - Ajit Varma

Plant Surface Microbiology

By: Ajit Varma (Editor), Lynette K. Abbott (Editor), Dietrich Werner (Editor), Rudiger Hampp (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th March 2004
ISBN: 9783540009238
Number Of Pages: 632

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Most plants rely on the co-existence with microorganisms: both groups benefit from these symbioses. It has been shown that a large number of specific genes in plants and microorganisms are only activated during these interactions. Of course, various microbes also act as pathogens. Interactions between plants and microorganisms are often located on plant surfaces, such as leaf cuticles, seeds and mainly on the roots. The communication between plants and microbes is the main topic treated in Plant Surface Microbiology, such as the signaling within a symbiosis, the molecular differences between symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, the role of microorganisms in the development of plants or in plant protection against deleterious agents. Further contributions are devoted to: the analysis of bacterial communities in the rhizosphere; microbial population genetics; aspects of mycorrhizal symbiosis; functional genomic approaches and the use of microorganisms as bio-indicator of soil disturbance.

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"This more than 620-page volume (which includes 138 illustrations, two of which are in colour, and a considerable, detailed subject index) carefully examines the interaction between plants and micro-organisms located on plant surfaces ... . This volume summarizes and updates both the state of knowledge and theories and their possible biotechnological applications. It will be thus interest to a diverse audience of researchers, and instructors, especially biologists, biochemists, agronomists, foresters, horticulturists, mycologists, soil scientists, ecologists, plant physiologists, plant molecular biologists, geneticists, and microbiologists." (P. L. Pisanni, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Issue 3, 2005)

The state of the artp. 1
Root colonisation following seed inoculationp. 13
Methanogenic microbial communities associated with aquatic plantsp. 35
Role of functional groups of microorganisms on the rhizosphere microcosm dynamicsp. 51
Diversity and functions of soil microflora in development of plantsp. 71
Signalling in the rhizobia legumes symbiosisp. 99
The functional groups of micro-organisms used as bio-indicator on soil disturbance caused by biotech products such as Bacillus thuringiensis and Bt transgenic Plantsp. 121
The use of ACC deaminase-containing plant growth-promoting bacteria to protect plants against the deleterious effects of ethylenep. 133
Interactions between epiphyllic microorganisms and leaf cuticlesp. 145
Developmental interactions between clavicipitaleans and their host plantsp. 157
Interactions of microbes with genetically modified plantsp. 179
Interaction between soil bacteria and ectomycorrhiza-forming fungip. 197
The surface of ectomycorrhizal roots and the interaction with ectomycorrhizal fungip. 211
Cellular ustilaginomycete - plant interactionsp. 227
Interaction of Piriformospora indica with diverse microorganisms and plantsp. 237
Cellular basidiomycete - fungus interactionsp. 267
Fungal endophytesp. 281
Mycorrhizal development and cytoskeletonp. 293
Functional diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on root surfacesp. 331
Mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth promoting rhizobacteriap. 351
Carbohydrates and nitrogen : nutrients and signals in ectomycorrhizasp. 373
Nitrogen transport and metabolism in mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhizasp. 393
Visualisation of rhizosphere interactions of Pseudomonas and Bacillus biocontrol strainsp. 431
Microbial community analysis in the rhizosphere by in situ and ex situ application of molecular probing, biomarker and cultivation techniquesp. 449
Methods for analysing the interactions between epiphyllic microorganisms and leaf cuticlesp. 471
Quantifying the impact of ACC deaminase-containing bacteria on plantsp. 489
Applications of quantitative microscopy in studies of plant surface microbiologyp. 503
Analysis of microbial population geneticsp. 551
Functional genomic approaches for studies of mycorrhizal symbiosisp. 567
Axenic culture of symbiotic fungus Piriformospora indicap. 593
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ISBN: 9783540009238
ISBN-10: 354000923X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 24th March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.43