Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. Fungal Ecology

  4. Secondary Metabolites and Enzymes

  5. DNA-Techniques

    1. Mette Lubeck, Sergey A. Bulat, Peter Stephensen Lubeck, Nina Mironenko, Dan Funck Jensen
      Pages 123-128
  6. Serological Methods

  7. Group discussion in plenum

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-171

About this book


Microorganisms, including those genetically modified (GMOs), are increasingly being released deliberately into the environment for different purposes. One major interest is the use of antagonistic organisms for biological control of pests and plant diseases. Both in the development of biocontrol agents and their later risk assessment and product approval, there is a need for methods that facilitate monitoring of such introduced microorganisms. This book particularly addresses the various approaches for monitoring introduced fungi and the current status of techniques which may be relevant to use are described. Such techniques include marker genes and other DNA-based techniques, serology using polyclonals or monoclonals, the use of enzymes or secondary metabolite profiles, and `electronic noses' as well as more traditional methods like dilution plating.


Fungi development growth pea plant plants roots soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Funck Jensen
    • 1
  • Hans-Börje Jansson
    • 2
  • Arne Tronsmo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology SectionThe Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityFrederiksberg CDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Microbial EcologyLunds UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesAgricultural University of NorwayÅS-NLHNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7260-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1698-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-1318
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