Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases

  • A. J. Slusarenko
  • R. S. S. Fraser
  • L. C. van Loon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Case Studies

    1. R. S. S. Fraser
      Pages 1-19
    2. Anne M. Alvarez
      Pages 21-52
    3. Pierre J. G. M. De Wit
      Pages 53-75
    4. Hans Thordal-Christensen, Per L. Gregersen, David B. Collinge
      Pages 77-100
  3. Genetics of Disease Resistance

    1. Beat Keller, Catherine Feuillet, Monika Messmer
      Pages 101-160
  4. Resistance in Populations

    1. J. Frantzen
      Pages 161-187
  5. Resistance Genes and the Perception and transduction of Elicitor Signals in Host-Pathogen Interactions

  6. Structural Aspects of Defense

    1. Bruno Moerschbacher, Kurt Mendgen
      Pages 231-277
  7. The Hypersensitive Response

    1. Thorsten Jabs, Alan J. Slusarenko
      Pages 279-323
  8. Antimicrobial Compounds and Resistance

    1. J. W. Mansfield
      Pages 325-370
  9. Induced and Preformed Antimicrobial Proteins

    1. W. F. Broekaert, F. R. G. Terras, B. P. A. Cammue
      Pages 371-477
  10. Special Aspects of Resistance to Viruses

    1. R. S. S. Fraser
      Pages 479-520
  11. Systemic Induced Resistance

    1. L. C. Van Loon
      Pages 521-574
  12. Transgenic Approaches to Control Epidemic Spread of Diseases

    1. Ben J. C. Cornelissen, André Schram
      Pages 575-599
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 601-620

About this book


Plant-pathogen interactions is a rapidly developing area among the plant sciences. Molecular genetics has provided the tools to analyse and manipulate mechanisms of pathogenicity and resistance responses and has facilitated their study from the population to the molecular level. The book brings together the views of experts in the field and provides an overview of the genetic basis of interactions between fungi, bacteria, viruses and their host plants, the triggering of plant defences and the complex array of plant responses to stop pathogen invasion, as well as possible applications for improved plant protection.
The chapters are organised and written to make an advanced textbook rather than simply a collection of reviews or something resembling conference proceedings. Thus, authors have largely concentrated on a didactic approach and the book should remain useable for several years in spite of the rapid progress in research.
The text is aimed at advanced students in the field of plant pathology as well as researchers requiring an integrated picture of plant resistance to pathogens.


Fungi genetics molecular genetics plant plant pathology plant science plants protein tobacco virus

Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. Slusarenko
    • 1
  • R. S. S. Fraser
    • 2
    • 4
  • L. C. van Loon
    • 3
  1. 1.RWTHAachenGermany
  2. 2.Society for General MicrobiologyReadingUK
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of ManchesterUK

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