Plant-Associated Bacteria by Samuel S. GnanamanickamPlant-Associated Bacteria by Samuel S. Gnanamanickam

Plant-Associated Bacteria

bySamuel S. Gnanamanickam

Hardcover | May 12, 2006

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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 Traditional methods of identification of bacteria have been replaced by molecular methods for diagnostics and their phylogeny.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.
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 ha...
Title:Plant-Associated BacteriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:712 pagesPublished:May 12, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Plant-associated bacteria: survey, molecular biology genomics and recent advances; G.A. Beattie. Beneficial Bacteria. 2. Rhizobium-legume symbioses: molecular signals elaborated by rhizobia that are important for nudulation; H.B. Krishnan, J.O. Bennett. 3. Nitorgen fixing bacteria in nonlegumes; D.A. Dalton, S. Kramer. 4. Epiphytic bacteria, their ecology and functions; S.S. Gnanamanickam, J.E. Immanuel. 5. Bacterial endophytes: The endophytic niche, its occupants and its utility; C.W. Bacon, D.M. Hinton. Rhizosphere Bacteria. 6. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR); A.R. Podile, G.K. Kishore. 7. Contribution of studies on suppressive soils to the identification of bacterial biocontrol agents and to the knowledge of their modes of action; P. Lemanceau et al. 8. Root-associated bacteria including systemic resistance; L.C. van Loon, P.A.H.M. Bakker. 9. Rhizosphere competence and role of root colonization in biocontrol; S. de Weert, G. Bloemberg. 10. Deleterious rhizobacteria; R.J. Kremer. Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. 11. Agrobacterium biology and crown gall disease; A. Anand, K. Mysore. 12. Clavibacter michiganensis, a group of gram-positive phytopathogenic bacteria; R. Eichenlaub et al. 13. The soft rot Erwinia; A.O. Charkowsky. 14. Plant pathogenic Pseudomonas species; M. Hofte, P. de Vos. 15. Virulence functions of xanthomonads; S. Subramoni et al. 16. Plant pathogenic Ralstonia species; T. Denny. 17. Burkholderia;R. Gitaitis, K. Nischwitz. 18. Plant pathogenic members of the genera Acidovorax and Herbaspirillum; M. Fegan. Index.