The Fungal Spore and Disease Initiation in Plants and Animals

  • Garry T. Cole
  • Harvey C. Hoch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Spore Attachment and Invasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralph L. Nicholson, Lynn Epstein
      Pages 3-23
    3. H. C. Hoch, R. C. Staples
      Pages 25-46
    4. Randall E. Gold, Kurt Mendgen
      Pages 67-99
    5. Drion G. Boucias, Jacquelyn C. Pendland
      Pages 101-127
    6. R. J. Dillon, A. K. Charnley
      Pages 129-156
    7. Tadayo Hashimoto
      Pages 181-202
  3. Fungal Spore Products and Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Yasuyuki Kubo, Iwao Furusawa
      Pages 205-218
    3. Wolfram Köller
      Pages 219-246
    4. Ingrid M. J. Scholtens-Toma, Matthieu H. A. J. Joosten, Pierre J. G. M. De Wit
      Pages 247-265
    5. A. K. Charnley, R. J. St. Leger
      Pages 267-286
  4. Host Response to Early Fungal Invasion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Nageswara Rao Madamanchi, Joseph Kuć
      Pages 347-362
    3. J. P. Latgé, S. Paris
      Pages 379-401
    4. Garry T. Cole, Theo N. Kirkland
      Pages 403-443
    5. Alayn R. Waldorf
      Pages 445-460
  5. Molecular Aspects of Disease Initiation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 541-555

About this book


This treatise is focused on early aspects of fungal pathogenesis in plant and animal hosts. Our aim in choosing the topics and contributors was to demonstrate common approaches to studies of fungal-plant and fungal-animal interactions, particularly at the biochemical and molecular Ievels. For example, the initial events of adh«sion of fungal spores to the exposed surface tissues of the host are essential for subsequent invasion of the plant or animal and establishment of pathogenesis. A point of consensus among investigators who have directed their attention to such events in plants, insects, and vertebrates isthat spore adhesion to the host cuticle or epithelium is more than a simple binding event. lt is a complex and potentially pivotal process in fungal-plant interactions which "may involve the secretion of ftuids that prepare the infection court for the development of morphological stages of the germling" and subsequent invasion of the host (Nicholson and Epstein, Chapter 1). The attachment of the fungal propagule to the arthropod cuticle is also "mediated by the chemical components present on the outer layer of the spore wall and the epicuticle . . . . Initial attachment may be reinforced further by either the active secretion of adhesive materials or the modification of spore wall materiallocated at the [fungal spore­ arthropod] cuticle interface (Boucias and Pendland, Chapter 5).


Pathogene Spore development molecular aspects plant pathogens protein tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Garry T. Cole
    • 1
  • Harvey C. Hoch
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.New York State Agricultural Experiment StationCornell UniversityGenevaUSA

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