Biocommunication in Soil Microorganisms

  • Günther Witzany

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Intracellular Biocommunication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
  3. Intracellular Biocommunication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Robert Armon
      Pages 67-112
    3. Omar Bagasra, D. Gene Pace
      Pages 161-187
    4. Makoto Kimura, Guanghua Wang, Natsuko Nakayama, Susumu Asakawa
      Pages 189-213
    5. Antonet M. Svircev, Susan M. Lehman, Peter Sholberg, Dwayne Roach, Alan J. Castle
      Pages 215-235
    6. Dalit Roth, Asaf Madi, Dror Y. Kenett, Eshel Ben-Jacob
      Pages 255-281
  4. Intercellular and Trans-Kingdom Biocommunication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Yves Dessaux, Emilie Chapelle, Denis Faure
      Pages 339-367
    3. Max Teplitski, Massimo Merighi, Mengsheng Gao, Jayne Robinson
      Pages 369-401
    4. Paul W. Paré, Huiming Zhang, Mina Aziz, Xitao Xie, Mi-Seong Kim, Xin Shen et al.
      Pages 403-412
    5. Ilona Pfeiffer
      Pages 427-437
    6. Ralf Oelmüller, Neeraj Shrivastava, Meghna Pohani, Kailash C. Upadhyaya, Irena Sherameti, Paul Murugan et al.
      Pages 439-464
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 465-474

About this book


Communication is defined as an interaction between at least two living agents which share a repertoire of signs. These are combined according to syntactic, semantic and context-dependent, pragmatic rules in order to coordinate behavior. This volume deals with the important roles of soil bacteria in parasitic and symbiotic interactions with viruses, plants, animals and fungi. Starting with a general overview of the key levels of communication between bacteria, further reviews examine the various aspects of intracellular as well as intercellular biocommunication between soil microorganisms. This includes the various levels of biocommunication between phages and bacteria, between soil algae and bacteria, and between bacteria, fungi and plants in the rhizosphere, the role of plasmids and transposons, horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing and quorum quenching, bacterial-host cohabitation, phage-mediated genetic exchange and soil viral ecology.


Bacteriophages Gene transfer Information transport Quorum sensing Signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Witzany
    • 1
  1. 1.Telos - Philosophische PraxisBürmoosAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14511-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14512-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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