Plant Surface Microbiology

  • Ajit Varma
  • Lynette Abbott
  • Dietrich Werner
  • Rüdiger Hampp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Section A

    1. Ajit Varma, Lynette Abbott, Dietrich Werner, Rüdiger Hampp
      Pages 1-11
    2. Thomas F. C. Chin-A-Woeng, Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
      Pages 13-33
    3. Ramesh Chander Kuhad, David Manohar Kothamasi, K. K. Tripathi, Ajay Singh
      Pages 71-98
    4. Dietrich Werner
      Pages 99-119
  3. Section B

    1. Lukas Schreiber, Ursula Krimm, Daniel Knoll
      Pages 145-156
    2. James F. White Jr, Faith Belanger, Raymond Sullivan, Elizabeth Lewis, Melinda Moy, William Meyer et al.
      Pages 157-178
    3. Michael Kaldorf, Chi Zhang, Uwe Nehls, Rüdiger Hampp, François Buscot
      Pages 179-196
  4. Section C

    1. Rüdiger Hampp, Andreas Maier
      Pages 197-210
    2. Robert Bauer, Franz Oberwinkler
      Pages 227-236
    3. Giang Huong Pham, Anjana Singh, Rajani Malla, Rina Kumari, Ram Prasad, Minu Sachdev et al.
      Pages 237-265
    4. Robert Bauer, Franz Oberwinkler
      Pages 267-279
  5. Section D

    1. Sita R. Ghimire, Kevin D. Hyde
      Pages 281-292
    2. Marjatta Raudaskoski, Mika Tarkka, Sara Niini
      Pages 293-329
    3. M. Zakaria Solaiman, Lynette Abbott
      Pages 331-349
    4. José-Miguel Barea, Rosario Azcón, Concepción Azcón-Aguilar
      Pages 351-371
    5. Arnaud Javelle, Michel Chalot, Annick Brun, Bernard Botton
      Pages 393-429
  6. Section E

    1. Thomas F. C. Chin-A-Woeng, Anastasia L. Lagopodi, Ine H. M. Mulders, Guido V. Bloemberg, Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
      Pages 431-448
    2. Anton Hartmann, Rüdiger Pukall, Michael Rothballer, Stephan Gantner, Sigrun Metz, Michael Schloter et al.
      Pages 449-469
    3. Donna M. Penrose, Bernard R. Glick
      Pages 489-502
    4. Emanuele G. Biondi, Alessio Mengoni, Marco Bazzicalupo
      Pages 551-565
    5. Gopi K. Podila, Luisa Lanfranco
      Pages 567-592
    6. Giang Huong Pham, Rina Kumari, Anjana Singh, Rajani Malla, Ram Prasad, Minu Sachdev et al.
      Pages 593-613
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 615-628

About this book


Most plants strongly rely on the co-existence with microorganisms: both groups benefit from these symbioses. It has been shown that a large number of specific genes in plants and microorganisms are only activated during these interactions. Of course, various microbes also act as pathogens.

Interactions between plants and microorganisms are often located on plant surfaces, such as leaf cuticles, seeds and mainly on the roots. The communication between plants and microbes is the main topic treated in Plant Surface Microbiology. The text discusses the signaling within a symbiosis or the molecular differences between symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms, the role of microorganisms in growth and development of plants or in plant protection against deleterious agents and the interactions of microbes with genetically modified plants. Further contributions are devoted to: the analysis of bacterial communities in the rhizosphere; microbial population genetics; various aspects of mycorrhizal symbiosis; functional genomic approaches and the use of microorganisms as bio-indicator of soil disturbance.


Fungi biology development genetics metabolism microbe microbes microbiology microorganism mycorrhiza plant plants population genetics roots soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  • Lynette Abbott
    • 2
  • Dietrich Werner
    • 3
  • Rüdiger Hampp
    • 4
  1. 1.Amity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.The University of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia
  3. 3.Philipps Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  4. 4.University of TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74050-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74051-3
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