© 1993

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

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.


Expression Pathogen biotechnology gene expression regulation

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mechanisms of Plant Defense Responses
  • Editors B. Fritig
    M. Legrand
  • Series Title Developments in Plant Pathology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2154-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4761-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1737-1
  • Series ISSN 0929-1318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 481
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Pathology
    Plant Sciences
    Plant Physiology
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