© 2008

Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence

  • Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal
  • Patrice Dion

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Coexistence Between Populations

    1. Mika Tarkka, Silvia Schrey, Rüdiger Hampp
      Pages 3-51
    2. Patrice Dion
      Pages 75-97
    3. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal, Suchi Srivastava, Puneet Singh Chauhan
      Pages 99-123
  3. Coexistence Between Genomes

    1. Víctor González, Luis Lozano, Santiago Castillo-Ramírez, Ismael Hernández González, Patricia Bustos, Rosa I. Santamaría et al.
      Pages 183-198
    2. P. Nannipieri, J. Ascher, M. T. Ceccherini, G. Guerri, G. Renella, G. Pietramellara
      Pages 215-241
    3. P. K. Mukherjee, C. S. Nautiyal, A. N. Mukhopadhyay
      Pages 243-262
  4. Coexistence Between Molecules

    1. Kristien Braeken, Ruth Daniels, Maxime Ndayizeye, Jos Vanderleyden, Jan Michiels
      Pages 265-289
    2. Fazli Mabood, Woo Jin Jung, Donald L. Smith
      Pages 291-318
    3. Joachim F. Uhrig, Stuart A. MacFarlane
      Pages 319-338
    4. P. Nannipieri, J. Ascher, M. T. Ceccherini, L. Landi, G. Pietramellara, G. Renella et al.
      Pages 339-365
  5. Methods to Study Plant and Microbe Coexistence

    1. Jean-Marie Meyer, Christelle Gruffaz, Marion Fischer-LeSaux
      Pages 369-382
    2. Howard S. Judelson, Audrey M. V. Ah-Fong
      Pages 383-410
    3. Laura M. Suz, Anabela M. Azul, Melissa H. Morris, Caroline S. Bledsoe, María P. Martín
      Pages 437-474
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 475-483

About this book


Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence presents studies on the complex and manifold interactions of plants and microbes at the population, genomics and proteomics level.

The role of soil microbial diversity in enhancing plant health and plant microbe beneficial symbioses is discussed. Microbial communities are shown in the light of evolution. Main topics include genome coexistence and the functional genomics and proteomics of plant-associated microbes, which could form the basis for new environmentally benign strategies to combat infectious plant diseases and regulate plant growth. Further chapters focus on the role of signaling during the different stages of plant microbe coexistence, in symbiotic or pathogenic relationships, in quorum sensing and plant viral infections. Methods for studying the interactions in the root zone complement the book, which will certainly be of relevance in the practical application to agriculture, food security and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.


Evolution Genome coexistence Interorganismic signalling Microbial diversity Plant nutrition Rhizosphere Sustainable agriculture Symbiose ecology ecosystem environment food security microbe roots soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal
    • 1
  • Patrice Dion
    • 2
  1. 1.National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Département de phytologie Pavillon Charles-Eugène MarchandUniversité LavalQuébec (Québec)Canada

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