Molecular genetics of plant-microbe interactions

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Molecular Genetics of Plant-Microbe Associations, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27–31, 1986

  • Desh Pal S. Verma
  • Normand Brisson

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Molecular Genetics of Agrobacterium and Plant Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kathy Ophel, Allen Kerr
      Pages 3-5
    3. F. Richaud, C. Aubry, A. Beyou, F. Boulanger, C. Estramareix, A.-M. Fleury-Guerout et al.
      Pages 6-10
    4. P. Rogowsky, T. J. Close, C. I. Kado
      Pages 14-19
    5. Ernest G. Peralta, Renate Hellmiss, Joon M. Ji, Wendy H. Berger, Walt Ream
      Pages 20-26
    6. D. D. Lefebvre, J.-F. Laliberte
      Pages 32-34
  3. Molecular Genetics of Phytopathogenic Bacteria and Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. P. E. Kolattukudy, Joseph Sebastian, William F. Ettinger, Mark S. Crawford
      Pages 43-50
    3. Peter Weisbeek, Joey Marugg, Gerard van der Hofstad, Peter Bakker, Bob Schippers
      Pages 51-53
    4. Mark A. Schell, Daniel P. Roberts, Timothy P. Denny
      Pages 61-66
    5. A. K. Handa, R. A. Bressan, L. Lee, D. J. Charles, R. K. Jayaswal, J. Chiu et al.
      Pages 67-72
  4. Molecular Genetics of the Host (Symbiosis/Pathogenicity)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. B. E. Kneen, D. Vam Vikites, T. A. Larue
      Pages 79-84
    3. Peter M. Gresshoff, Jane E. Olsson, David A. Day, Kathryn A. Schuller, Anne Mathews, Angela C. Delves et al.
      Pages 85-90
    4. Anne Mathews, Bernard J. Carroll, Peter M. Gresshoff
      Pages 94-95
    5. Jan-Peter Nap, Marja Moerman, Albert van Kammen, Francine Govers, Ton Gloudemans, Henk Franssen et al.
      Pages 96-101
    6. Marc G. Fortin, Desh Pal S. Verma
      Pages 102-107
    7. György B. Kiss, Éva Vincze, Zoltán Vegh
      Pages 108-111
    8. F. Campos, M. Vazquez, J. Padilla, C. Enriquez, F. Sanchez
      Pages 115-117
    9. S. G. Gottlob-McHugh, D. A. Johnson
      Pages 118-119
    10. F. Jacobs, M. Zhang, M. Fortin, D. P. S. Verma
      Pages 123-126
    11. M. Sikorski, U. Szybiak-Stróżycka, P. Stróżycki, B. Golińska, C. J. Madrzak, R. Kamp et al.
      Pages 127-129
    12. S.-S. T. Hua, K. L. Miller, V. J. Vreeland, W. M. Laetsch
      Pages 138-140
    13. Desmond J. Bradley, Elizabeth A. Wood, Geoffrey W. Butcher, Giovanni Galfre, Nicholas J. Brewin
      Pages 141-141
    14. M. Lara, J. L. Ortega, B. Valderrama
      Pages 142-144
  5. Molecular Genetics of Rhizobium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Rafael Palacios, Margarita Flores, Susana Brom, Esperanza Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Silvia Frenk et al.
      Pages 151-156
    3. D. Mark Lewis, Eden S. P. Bromfield, Leslie R. Barran
      Pages 157-158
    4. Thomas J. McLoughlin, Ann Owens Merlo, Eric Johansen
      Pages 159-161
    5. A. Squartini, P. J. J. Hooykaas, M. P. Nuti
      Pages 162-164
    6. John A. Leigh, Jason Reed, Graham C. Walker
      Pages 165-166
    7. K. D. Noel, P. Pachori, B. Kulpaca, K. A. Vandenbosch, B. A. Brink, J. R. Cava
      Pages 167-168
    8. Frank B. Dazzo, Rawle I. Hollingsworth, Saleela Philip, Kathryn B. Smith, Margaret A. Welsch, Janet Salzwedel et al.
      Pages 171-172
    9. S. P. Djordjevic, H. C. Chen, J. X. Gray, J. J. Weinman, M. A. Djordjevic, J. W. Redmond et al.
      Pages 173-178
    10. S. Klein, A. M. Hirsch, C. A. Smith, E. R. Signer
      Pages 179-181
    11. Joseph Kieber, Ralph Clover, Turlough M. Finan, Ethan R. Signer
      Pages 182-184

About this book


Increased interest in the basic biology of plants and microorganisms stems from the fact that crop productivity is directly affected by plant-microbe interactions. In spite of the fact that plants exist in the environment amongst diverse species of microorganisms, only a few ever establish a direct relationship. Emerging awareness concerning the indirect effect of microbial association on plant growth and the possibility of using one microbe against another for controlling pathogenic interactions is at the genesis of new fields of studies. The primary reason for a microbe to associate with· photoautotrophic organisms (plants) is to tap its nutritional requirements, fixed carbon, as a source of energy. By hook or by crook, a microbe must survive. Some have evolved mechanisms to exploit plants to develop a niche for their biotropic demands. When in contact with a living plant, microorganisms may live in a passive association using exudates from the plant, invade it pathogenically or coexist with it in symbiosis. The plant responds to the interloper, either reacting in a hypersensitive manner to contain the invasion of pathogens, or by inducing a set of genes that leads toward symbiosis, or by simply succumbing to the invader. Thus, prior to contact wi th the plant, mic roorganism is able to sense the presence of the host and activate accordingly a set of genes required for the forthcoming interaction, whether symbiotic or pathogenic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Desh Pal S. Verma
    • 1
  • Normand Brisson
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Biolog01yMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Departement de BiochimieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8496-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4482-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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