Signaling and Communication in Plant Symbiosis

  • Silvia Perotto
  • František Baluška

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Katharina Markmann, Simona Radutoiu, Jens Stougaard
    Pages 31-50
  3. Claudine Franche, Didier Bogusz
    Pages 73-92
  4. David G. Adams, Paula S. Duggan
    Pages 93-121
  5. Judith Felten, Francis Martin, Valérie Legué
    Pages 123-142
  6. Pamela H. P. Gan, Peter N. Dodds, Adrienne R. Hardham
    Pages 183-212
  7. Bruno Favery, Michaël Quentin, Pierre Abad
    Pages 239-257
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


A multiplicity of biotrophic micro-organisms interact with plants in nature, forming symbiotic relationships that range from mutualism to antagonism. Microorganisms that have adopted biotrophy as a lifestyle are able to colonize the plant and often to cross the plant cell boundaries by forming intracellular structures that are the site of nutrient uptake/exchange. To establish themselves within plant tissues, both mutualistic and pathogenic biotrophs need to overcome the plant defense response through an exchange of molecular signals. Our knowledge of the nature of these signals and their function in the interaction has rapidly increased over the last few years. This volume focuses on the genetic, molecular and cellular components involved in the communication between partners of well-known symbioses, but also reports on the advances for less studied systems.


fungi mutualism nematode plant-fungal communication signal transduction symbiosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Perotto
    • 1
  • František Baluška
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Biologia VegetaleUniversita Torino Dipto. Biologia VegetaleTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Botanik (IZMB)Universität Bonn Inst. Zelluläre und MolekulareBonnGermany

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