Plant-Associated Bacteria

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 27, 2007 - Science - 712 pages
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The idea of developing a comprehensive volume on PLANT-ASSOCIATED BACTERIA was born in my mind about 5 years back. I decided therefore that the proposed volume on Plant-Associated Bacteria will be a complete volume on plant bacteriology. There are several books on symbiotic and beneficial bacteria. There are also books and volumes on plant pathogenic bacteria. In recent years, the pla- growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) has emerged as an important group which has significant applications to crop production and biological disease control. There is a vital need for a comprehensive volume on all plant-associated bacteria that also includes epiphytic and endophytic bacteria. In my mind, the proposal appeared worthwhile and timely. In the present era of genomics, there has been an enhanced interest in the genomics of the plant-associated bacteria (Example: the Plant-Associated Microbe Genome Initiative, American Phytopathological Society–www.apsnetorg/ media/ ps/top.asp). Traditional methods of identification of bacteria have been replaced by molecular methods for diagnostics and their phylogeny. This volume tries to carefully document both the traditional and recent methods. To achieve this, the contributors have been chosen from among the best experts to provide updated information for a reader who has specific expectations in a volume of this nature.
 

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Contents

SURVEY MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY GENOMICS AND RECENT ADVANCES
1
MOLECULAR SIGNALS ELABORATED BY RHIZOBIA THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR NODULATION
57
NITROGENFIXING BACTERIA IN NONLEGUMES
105
EPIPHYTIC BACTERIA THEIR ECOLOGY AND FUNCTIONS
131
THE ENDOPHYTIC NICHE ITS OCCUPANTS AND ITS UTILITY
155
PLANT GROWTHPROMOTING RHIZOBACTERIA
195
CONTRIBUTION OF STUDIES ON SUPPRESSIVE SOILS TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIAL BIOCONTROL AGENTS AND TO THE ...
231
ROOTASSOCIATED BACTERIA INDUCING SYSTEMIC RESISTANCE
269
AGROBACTERIUM BIOLOGY AND CROWN GALL DISEASE
359
CLAVIBACTERMICHIGANENSIS A GROUP OF GRAMPOSITIVE PHYTOPATHOGENIC BACTERIA
385
THE SOFT ROT ERWINIA
423
PLANT PATHOGENIC PSEUDOMONAS SPECIES
506
VIRULENCE FUNCTIONS OF XANTHOMONADS
535
PLANT PATHOGENIC RALSTONIA SPECIES
572
BURKHOLDERIA
645
PLANT PATHOGENIC MEMBERS OF THE GENERA ACIDOVORAX AND HERBASPIRILLUM
671

RHIZOSPHERE COMPETENCE AND THE ROLE OF ROOT COLONIZATION IN BIOCONTROL
317
DELETERIOUS RHIZOBACTERIA
334

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About the author (2007)

The Editor, Sam Gnanamanickam, is a plant pathologist and a rice biotechnologist. He obtained his Ph.D degree in plant pathology from the University of Hawaii in 1976. On his return to India he took up a lecturer's position in plant pathology at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany of the University of Madras, India in 1978 and has moved up as Reader and Professor in the same Department. He has had postdoctoral training at Agriculture Canada (1980-82) and was a Visiting Scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines during 1987-89. He was associated with the International Rice Biotechnology net-work program supported by the Rockefeller Foundation for 10 years (1990-2000) which helped him to develop collaborative research with several advanced laboratories on molecular breeding of rice and biological control of rice diseases. He was accepted as an Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Arizona in 2004 and was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi in 2005. His earlier book on Biological Control of Crop Diseases was published by Marcel Dekker, NY, 2002.

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