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Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants

Belowground Defence Strategies in Plants

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This book summarizes our current knowledge on belowground defence strategies in plants by world-class scientists actively working in the area. The volume includes chapters covering belowground defence to main soil pathogens such as Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium, Phytophthora, Pythium and Plasmodiophora, as well as to migratory and sedentary plant parasitic nematodes. In addition, the role of root exudates in belowground plant defence will be highlighted, as well as the crucial roles of pathogen effectors in overcoming root defences. Finally, accumulating evidence on how plants can differentiate beneficial soil microbes from the pathogenic ones will be covered as well. Better understanding of belowground defences can lead to the development of environmentally friendly plant protection strategies effective against soil-borne pathogens which cause substantial damage on many crop plants all over the world. The book will be a useful reference for plant pathologists, agronomists, plant molecular biologists as well as students working on these and related areas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319825526
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2018
Series: Signaling and Communication in Plants
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to belowground defense strategies in plants.- PART I General principles of belowground defense strategies.- 2 Belowground defense strategies in plants: Parallels between root responses to beneficial and pathogenic micro-organism.- 3 Root exudates as an integral part of belowground plant defense.- PART II Belowground defense strategies to root pathogens.- 4 Belowground defense strategies against Fusarium oxysporum.- 5 Belowground defense strategies against Rhizoctonia.- 6 Belowground defense strategies against Verticillium.- 7 Belowground and aboveground strategies of plant resistance against Phytophthora species.- 8 Belowground signaling and defense in host-Pythium interactions.- 9 Belowground defense strategies against clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae).- 10 Belowground defense strategies against sedentary nematodes.- 11 Belowground defense strategies against migratory nematodes.- PART III Root responses to beneficial micro-organisms.- 12 Root interactions with non-pathogenic Fusarium.- 13 Belowground defense strategies in plants: the plant-Trichoderma dialogue.- 14 Defense reactions in roots elicited by endofungal bacteria of the Sebacinalean symbiosis.- 15 Mitigating abiotic stresses in crop plants by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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