Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease

  • Guo-Liang Wang
  • Barbara Valent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Current Status and Future Prospects for Research on Blast Resistance in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

  3. Pathogen Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Shengli Ding, Xiaoying Zhou, Xinhua Zhao, Jin-Rong Xu
      Pages 13-21
    3. Hao Liu, Ravikrishna Ramanujam, Naweed I. Naqvi
      Pages 23-32
    4. Fu-Cheng Lin, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jian-Ping Lu, Tong-Bao Liu
      Pages 33-40
    5. Xiang-zi Zheng, Jie Zhou, Chen-zeng Lin, Xiong-jie Lin, Lan Lan, Zong-hua Wang et al.
      Pages 41-50
    6. Xin Chen, Wende Liu, Chuanzhi Zhao, Shuji Liu, Minoo Razee, Guo-dong Lu et al.
      Pages 51-57
    7. Thomas K. Mitchell, Ralph A. Dean, Jin-Rong Xu, Heng Zhu, Yeon Yee Oh, Hee-Sool Rho
      Pages 73-82
    8. Prasanna Kankanala, Gloria Mosquera, Chang Hyun Khang, Guadalupe Valdovinos-Ponce, Barbara Valent
      Pages 83-91
    9. Songbiao Chen, Malali Gowda, R.C. Venu, Pattavipha Songkumarn, Chan Ho Park, Maria Bellizzi et al.
      Pages 93-103
    10. Ryohei Terauchi, Joe Win, Sophien Kamoun, Hideo Matsumura, Hiromasa Saitoh, Hiroyuki Kanzaki et al.
      Pages 105-111
    11. Guo-dong Lu, Hanno Wolf, Yue Shang, Cristina Filippi, Kiran Bhattarai, Dan Li et al.
      Pages 113-124
  4. Host Defense Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Xuewei Chen, Junjun Shang, Cailin Lei, Jichen Xu, Shigui Li, Lihuang Zhu
      Pages 149-159
    3. Yiwen Deng, Xudong Zhu, Jing Xu, Hongqi Chen, Zuhua He
      Pages 161-171

About these proceedings


Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe grisea, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide and destroys enough rice to feed more than 60 million people annually. Due to high variability of the fungal population in the field, frequent loss of resistance of newly-released rice cultivars is a major restraint in sustainable rice production. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in understanding the defense mechanism of rice and pathogenicity of the fungus. The rice blast system has become a model pathosystem for understanding the molecular basis of plant-fungal interactions due to the availability of both genomes of rice and M. grisea and a large collection of genetic resources. This book provides a complete review of the recent progress and achievements on genetic, genomic and disease control of the disease. Most of the chapters were presented at the 4th International Rice Blast Conference held on October 9-14, 2007 in Changsha, China. This book is a valuable reference not only for plant pathologists and breeders working on rice blast but also for those working on other pathysystems in crop plants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Guo-Liang Wang
    • 1
  • Barbara Valent
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyThe Ohio State UniversityOhioU.S.A
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyKansas State UniversityManhattanU.S.A

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9499-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9500-9
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