Genomics of Plant-Associated Bacteria

  • Dennis C. Gross
  • Ann Lichens-Park
  • Chittaranjan Kole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Amy O. Charkowski, Jenna Lind, Isael Rubio-Salazar
    Pages 37-58
  3. David A. Baltrus, Tory A. Hendry, Kevin L. Hockett
    Pages 59-77
  4. Sarah Craven Seaton, Mark W. Silby
    Pages 99-125
  5. Lindsay Triplett, Ralf Koebnik, Valerie Verdier, Jan E. Leach
    Pages 127-150
  6. Neha Jalan, Qing Yan, Sunitha Kogenaru, Yinping Guo, Jeffrey B. Jones, James H. Graham et al.
    Pages 151-176
  7. Adam C. Retchless, Fabien Labroussaa, Lori Shapiro, Drake C. Stenger, Steven E. Lindow, Rodrigo P. P. Almeida
    Pages 177-202
  8. Hong Lin, Edwin L. Civerolo
    Pages 203-233
  9. Yan Zhao, Robert E. Davis, Wei Wei, Jonathan Shao, Rasa Jomantiene
    Pages 235-271
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


This book describes how genomics has revolutionized our scientific understanding of agriculturally important plant-associated bacteria. Each chapter focuses on the genomics of particular bacteria: the first described plant pathogen, Erwinia amylovora; phytoplasmas lacking cell walls; fastidious, phloem-restricted liberibacters; Pseudomonas syringae, which is a genetically tractable model system; Xanthomonas citri, which causes a disease that can devastate citrus crops; and Pseudomonas fluorescens, which can protect plants from diseases.

Topics considered in this volume include the importance of horizontal gene transfer in originating new bacterial strains and species, and advances in transcriptomics that allow us to describe the complex regulatory networks critical to plant-microbe interactions. The availability of the Xanthomonas oryzae genome has led to new technologies in genome editing, which will revolutionize approaches to genetic engineering, even in eukaryotes. The contributions show how genomics has greatly accelerated progress toward understanding the biology of these bacteria and how that understanding can be translated into novel crop protection methods.


Citrus canker Crop diseases Crop protection Genome editing Phytopathogenesis Plant pathogens Plant-microbe interactions Proteomics Pseudomonas Transcriptomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis C. Gross
    • 1
  • Ann Lichens-Park
    • 2
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 3
  1. 1.Dep Plant Pathology & MicrobiologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of Agriculture Nat Inst Food and AgricultureWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Bidhan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaMohanpurIndia

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