Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi: Monocot Pathogens

  • Ralph A. Dean
  • Ann Lichens-Park
  • Chittaranjan Kole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lynda M. Ciuffetti, Viola A. Manning, Iovanna Pandelova, Justin D. Faris, Timothy L. Friesen, Stephen E. Strelkov et al.
    Pages 1-39
  3. Bradford J. Condon, Dongliang Wu, Nada Kraševec, Benjamin A. Horwitz, B. Gillian Turgeon
    Pages 41-67
  4. JoAnne Crouch, Richard O’Connell, Pamela Gan, Ester Buiate, Maria F. Torres, Lisa Beirn et al.
    Pages 69-102
  5. Li Guo, Li-Jun Ma
    Pages 103-122
  6. Stephen B. Goodwin, Gert H. J. Kema
    Pages 123-140
  7. Nicole M. Donofrio, Jinnan Hu, Thomas K. Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson
    Pages 141-160
  8. Les J. Szabo, Christina A. Cuomo, Robert F. Park
    Pages 177-196
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-201

About this book


This book describes how genomics has revolutionized our understanding of agriculturally important plant-associated fungi. It illustrates some fundamental discoveries about these eukaryotic microbes with regard to the overall structure of their genomes, their lifestyles and the molecular mechanisms that form the basis of their interactions with plants. Genomics has provided new insights into fungal lifestyles and led to practical advances in plant breeding and crop protection, such as predictions about the spread and evolution of new pathogens.

This volume focuses on fungi that are important cereal and other monocot plant pathogens, and includes: Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, Cochliobolus sp., Colletotrichum sp., Fusarium graminearum, Mycosphaerella graminicola and Mycosphaerella fijiensis, Magnaporthe oryzae, Blumeria graminis, and Puccinia graminis.


Cereal genomes Crop diseases Crop protection Mycotoxins Phytopathogenesis Plant pathogens Plant-microbe interactions Rice genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph A. Dean
    • 1
  • Ann Lichens-Park
    • 2
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 3
  1. 1.Dep Plant PathologyNorth Carolina State University Center for Integrated Fungal ResRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of Agriculture Nat Inst Food and AgricultureWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Bidhan Chandra Krishi ViswavidyalayaMohanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (outside the USA) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-44052-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-44053-7
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