Mechanisms of Plant Defense Responses

  • Bernard Fritig
  • Michel Legrand

Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Genes for Incompatibility between Plants and Pathogens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeff Dangl, Thomas Debener, Maren Gerwin, Siegrid Kiedrowski, Claudia Ritter, Abdelhafid Bendahmane et al.
      Pages 12-23
    3. Pierre J. G. M. De Wit, Guido F. J. M. Van Den Ackerveken, Paul M. J. Vossen, Matthieu H. A. J. Joosten, Ton J. Cozijnsen, Guy Honee et al.
      Pages 24-32
    4. A. F. Adam, F. Creusot, J. Grisvard, M. Sevignac, N. Choisne, M. Dron
      Pages 33-36
    5. R. Görg, K. Hollricher, P. Schulze-Lefert
      Pages 45-48
    6. Short articles

      1. Philippe Thoquet, Sarah Stephens, Nigel Grimsley
        Pages 50-50
  3. Pathogenicity Genes and Signals for Establishment of Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. M. J. Daniels, C. E. Barber, J. M. Dow, B. Han, S. A. Liddle, M. A. Newman et al.
      Pages 53-63
    3. F. Cervone, G. De Lorenzo, C. Caprari, A. J. Clark, A. Desiderio, A. Devoto et al.
      Pages 64-67
    4. E. Lojkowska, C. Dorel, P. Reignault, N. Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, J. Robert-Baudouy
      Pages 72-75
    5. Short articles

      1. A. Al-Najjar, P. Cornelis, N. Koedam, E. Wittouck
        Pages 79-79
      2. G. Van Der Cruyssen, O. Kamoen
        Pages 80-80
      3. Hilde van Pelt-Heerschap, Olga Smit-Bakker
        Pages 82-82
      4. P. Commenil, L. Belingheri, G. Vidal, M. Sancholle
        Pages 85-85
      5. H. Oku, T. Shiraishi, T. Kato, H. M. Kim, K. Saitoh, M. Tahara
        Pages 87-87
      6. J. B. R. Hayter, F. Y. Tham, Z. A. Wilson, J. A. Lucas
        Pages 88-88
      7. Marja G. Korsman, Annette M. Dullemans, Petra M. Houterman, Jaap Keijer
        Pages 89-89
      8. T. Wurch, L. Henry, A. Geldreich, J. M. Mesnard, J. M. Jeltsch, G. Lebeurier
        Pages 93-93
  4. Elicitors and Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Michael G. Hahn, Jong-Joo Cheong, Rob Alba, Jürg Enkerli, François Côté
      Pages 99-116
    3. P. Ricci, F. Panabieres, P. Bonnet, N. Maia, M. Ponchet, J.-C. Devergne et al.
      Pages 121-135
    4. S. Kauffmann, F. Baillieul, I. Genetet, M. Kopp, B. Fritig
      Pages 140-143
    5. W. R. Sacks, K. Hahlbrock, D. Scheel
      Pages 144-147
    6. M. C. Arz, U. Gotthardt, H. J. Grambow
      Pages 152-155
    7. J. M. Bellés, P. Tornero, J. Carbonell, V. Conejero
      Pages 160-164
    8. Short articles

      1. M.-P. Viard, F. Sankari, M.-L. Milat, A. Pugin, P. Ricci, J.-P. Blein
        Pages 165-165
      2. M. Boccara, R. Vedel, M. Dufresne
        Pages 166-166
      3. Henrik J. Kristensen, Hans Thordal-Christensen, David B. Collinge, Viggo Smedegaard-Petersen
        Pages 168-168

About this book


Research on the mechanisms of plant defense responses to stress and pathogen attack has attracted much attention in recent years. This increasing interest stems from the fact that the tools of molecular biology now enable us to study the molecular basis of old biological concepts such as host-pathogen recognition (and particularly the gene­ for-gene relationship), hypersensitive cell death and systemic acquired resistance. Our knowledge about avirulence and resistance genes, elicitors, signal transduction and genes involved in plant defense is rapidly expanding. Moreover we are just beginning to test in planta the potential of these results for biotechnological applications, aimed at improving plant resistance to diseases. The 2nd Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology, hosted by the "Societe Fran~aise de Phytopathologie", was devoted to "Mechanisms of plant defense responses" and was held in Strasbourg, France. It brought together over 350 scientists from universities, research institutes and private sectors of 24 countries. Major advances in the areas under study have been reviewed in plenary lectures and are developed in the main articles of this book. Over 160 high-quality posters were presented and are summarized in short articles. Data from outstanding posters, which were discussed after a short oral presentation, are found in extended articles. As a whole the book presents a collection of papers arranged in six sections and reflecting the present day state-of-the-art of research in the field of plant defense reactions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Fritig
    • 1
  • Michel Legrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRSUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4761-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1737-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-1318
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