Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance In Plants by Devendra K. ChoudharyMicrobial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance In Plants by Devendra K. Choudhary

Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance In Plants

byDevendra K. ChoudharyEditorAjit Varma

Hardcover | March 31, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$227.75 online 
$275.95 list price save 17%
Earn 1,139 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


With a focus on food safety, this book highlights the importance of microbes in sustainable agriculture. Plants, sessile organisms that are considered as primary producers in the ecosystem and communicate with above- and below-ground communities that consist of microbes, insects, and other vertebrate and invertebrate animals, are subjected to various kinds of stress. Broadly speaking, these can be subdivided into abiotic and biotic stresses. Plants have evolved to develop elaborate mechanisms for coping with and adapting to the environmental stresses.

Among other stresses, habitat-imposed biotic stress is one serious condition causing major problems for crop productivity. Most plants employ plant-growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) to combat and protect themselves from stresses and also for better growth.

PGPMs are bacteria associated with plant roots and they augment plant productivity and immunity. They are also defined as root-colonizing bacteria that have beneficial effects on plant growth and development. Remarkably, PGPMs including mycorrhizae, rhizobia, and rhizobacteria (Acinetobacter, Agrobacterium, Arthrobacter, Azospirillum, Bacillus, Bradyrhizobium, Frankia, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Serratia, Thiobacillus) form associations with plant roots and can promote plant growth by increasing plants' access to soil minerals and protecting them against pathogens.

To combat the pathogens causing different diseases and other biotic stresses, PGPMs produce a higher level of resistance in addition to plants' indigenous immune systems in the form of induced systemic resistance (ISR).

The ISR elicited by PGPMs has suppressed plant diseases caused by a range of pathogens in both the greenhouse and field. As such, the role of these microbes can no longer be ignored for sustainable agriculture.

Today, PGPMs are also utilized in the form of bio-fertilizers to increase plant productivity. However, the use of PGPMs requires a precise understanding of the interactions between plants and microbes, between microbes and microbiota, and how biotic factors influence these relationships. Consequently, continued research is needed to develop new approaches to boost the efficiency of PGPMs and to understand the ecological, genetic and biochemical relationships in their habitat.

The book focuses on recent research concerning interactions between PGPMs and plants under biotic stress. It addresses key concerns such as -

1. The response of benign microbes that benefit plants under biotic stress

2. The physiological changes incurred in plants under harsh conditions

3. The role of microbial determinants in promoting plant growth under biotic stress

The book focuses on a range of aspects related to PGPMs such as their mode of action, priming of plant defence and plant growth in disease challenged crops, multifunctional bio-fertilizers, PGPM-mediated disease suppression, and the effect of PGPMs on secondary metabolites etc.

The book will be a valuable asset to researchers and professionals working in the area of microbial-mediated support of plants under biotic stress.

Dr. Devendra K. Choudhary Dr. Choudhary has over fourteen years of experience in Microbial Ecology and is currently working as an Assistant Professor-Grade III at Amity University, Noida. Before joining Amity University, Dr. Choudhary spent several years at Mody University, Lakshmangarh, as an Assistant Professor, preceded by work at P...
Title:Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance In PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:226 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.03 inPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811003874

ISBN - 13:9789811003875

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1. Changes in phytochemicals in response to rhizospheric microorganisms infection

Mehrnaz Hatami, Mansour Ghorbanpour


2. Bacillus-mediated induced systemic resistance (ISR) against Fusarium corm rot

Shanu Magotra, Deepika Trakroo, Sneha Ganjoo and Jyoti Vakhlu


3. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria: key mechanisms of action

Márcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo, Aurenívia Bonifacio, Artenisa Cerqueira Rodrigues, Fabio Fernando de Araujo


4. Priming of plant defense and plant growth in disease challenged crops using microbial consortia

Murugan Kumar, Nanjappan Karthikeyan, and Radha Prasanna


5. Seed priming mediated induced disease resistance in arid zone plants

Rakesh Pathak, Praveen Gehlot and S.K. Singh


6. Trichoderma secondary metabolites: their biochemistry and possible role in disease management

Anita Surendra Patil, Surendra Rajaram Patil and Hariprasad Madhukarrao Paikrao


7. Induced systemic resistance in rice

Kalaivani K. Nadarajah


8. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria mediated acquired systemic resistance in plants against pests and diseases

S.K. Singh, Rakesh Pathak and Vipin Chaudhary


9. Acyl homoserine lactone producing rhizobacteria-elicit systemic resistance in plants

Ganga Viswanath, Jegan Sekar, and V.R. Prabhavathy


10. Biological Control of chickpea Fusarium wilt using rhizobacteria "PGPR"

Souad Zaim, Lakhdar Belabid, Bassam Bayaa


11. AM fungal effect on the growth of selective dicot and monocot plants

B. Sadhana*, P. K. Monica and S. Siva Sankari


12. Trichoderma spp.: Efficient Inducers of Systemic Resistance in Plants

Kartikay Bisen, Chetan Keswani, J. S. Patel, B. K. Sarma, H. B. Singh


13. Induced systemic resistance by rhizospehric microbes

Manoj Kumar, Priyanku Teotia, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, and Vivek Kumar


14. Combinations of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for initiation of systemic resistance against tree diseases 

Vivek Kumar, Ajit Varma Narendra Tuteja and Manoj Kumar


15. Plant growth promoting microbial-mediated induced systemic resistance in plants: induction, mechanism and expression 

Shekhar Jain, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, D.K. Choudhary