Plant Pathogenesis and Resistance

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant-Microbe Interactions

  • Jeng-Sheng Huang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Infection Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-48
  3. Plant Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
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      Pages 51-130
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      Pages 131-174
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      Pages 237-290
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      Pages 291-411
  4. Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Jeng-Sheng Huang
      Pages 415-481
  5. Dynamics of Plant Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 675-691

About this book


Each plant-pathogen interaction involves a two-way molecular communication. On one hand, the pathogen perceives signals from the plant, secretes chemical arsenals to establish infection courts, and produces metabolites that disrupt structural integrity, alter cellular function, and circumvent host defenses. On the other hand, the plant senses the signals from the pathogen, reinforces its cell walls, and accumulates phytoalexins and pathogenesis-related proteins in an attempt to defend itself. The production of pathogenicity and virulence factors by the pathogen, the elicitation of defense mechanisms by the plant, and the dynamic interaction of the two are the focal points of this book. The book will be of interest to researchers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of plant pathology, plant physiology, and plant biochemistry.


Pathogen Pathogene Plant physiology Protein nitrogen physiology plant pathogens

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeng-Sheng Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5750-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2687-0
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