Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Volume 1: Fundamental Mechanisms, Methods and Functions

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Sh. M. Selim, Mona S. Zayed
    Pages 1-15
  3. J. S. Escobar Ortega, I. E. García de Salamone
    Pages 17-34
  4. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Pratiksha Singh, Hai-Bi Li, Li-Tao Yang, Yang-Rui Li
    Pages 35-59
  5. Amrita Sengupta, Sunil Kumar Gunri, Tapas Biswas
    Pages 61-84
  6. Andrea Sanchez-Barrios, Mohammad Radhi Sahib, Seth DeBolt
    Pages 85-95
  7. Muhammad Sohail Akram, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Tahir, Faisal Mehmood, Muhammad Ijaz
    Pages 97-126
  8. Gautam Anand, Abhineet Sain, Virendra S. Bisaria, Shilpi Sharma
    Pages 127-142
  9. Reeta Goel, Vinay Kumar, Deep Kumar Suyal, Biplab Dash, Prahalad Kumar, Ravindra Soni
    Pages 161-176
  10. G. P. Brahmaprakash, Pramod Kumar Sahu, G. Lavanya, Sneha S. Nair, Vijaykumar K. Gangaraddi, Amrita Gupta
    Pages 177-210
  11. Utkarsh M. Bitla, Ajay M. Sorty, Kamlesh K. Meena, Narendra P. Singh
    Pages 211-226
  12. Jay Kumar, Divya Singh, Paushali Ghosh, Ashok Kumar
    Pages 227-253
  13. N. M. Sudheep, Avinash Marwal, Nita Lakra, Khalid Anwar, Saquib Mahmood
    Pages 255-273
  14. Kanika Chowdhary, Satyawati Sharma
    Pages 275-290
  15. P. Kishore Varma, S. Uppala, Kiran Pavuluri, K. Jaya Chandra, M. M. Chapala, K. Vijay Krishna Kumar
    Pages 291-310
  16. Mohd. Musheer Altaf, Mohd. Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Hussein Hasan Abulreesh, Iqbal Ahmad
    Pages 311-331
  17. Prachi Bhargava, Ankit K. Singh, Reeta Goel
    Pages 361-376
  18. D. Mohandass, T. Muthukumar
    Pages 403-429
  19. Bitupon Borah, Babita Joshi, Debojit Kumar Sarmah, Brijmohan Singh Bhau
    Pages 431-446
  20. Miguel O. P. Navarro, Ane S. Simionato, André R. Barazetti, Igor M. O. dos Santos, Martha V. T. Cely, Andreas L. Chryssafidis et al.
    Pages 447-465
  21. Kanchan Vishwakarma, Mitali Mishra, Shruti Jain, Jaspreet Singh, Neha Upadhyay, Rishi Kumar Verma et al.
    Pages 467-487
  22. Chandandeep Kaur, G. Selvakumar, A. N. Ganeshamurthy
    Pages 501-511
  23. Éva Laslo, Éva György, Beáta Ábrahám, Gyöngyvér Mara
    Pages 531-548
  24. Sana Ullah, Muhammad Baqir Hussain, Muhammad Yahya Khan, Hafiz Naeem Asghar
    Pages 549-575
  25. E. Malusá, L. Canfora, F. Pinzari, M. Tartanus, B. H. Łabanowska
    Pages 577-591
  26. Pramod Kumar Sahu, Amrita Gupta, G. Lavanya, Rahul Bakade, Dhananjaya P. Singh
    Pages 611-632
  27. Vivek Kumar, Anjali Singh, Madhu Bala Tyagi, Ashok Kumar
    Pages 633-657

About this book


This books presents an updated compilation on fundamental interaction mechanisms of microbial communities with the plant roots and rhizosphere (belowground) and leaves and aerial parts (aboveground). Plant rhizopshere recruits its own microbial composition that survive there and help plants grow and develop better under biotic and abiotic conditions. Similar is the case with the beneficial microorganisms which are applied as inoculants with characteristic functions. The mechanism of plant-microbe interactions is interesting phenomenon in biological perspectives with numerous implications in the fields. The First volume focuses on the basic and fundamental mechanisms that have been worked out by the scientific communities taking into account different plant-microbe systems. This includes methods that decipher mechanisms at cellular, physiological, biochemical and molecular levels and the functions that are the final outcome of any beneficial or non-beneficial interactions in crop plants and microbes. Recent advances in this research area is covered in different book chapters that reflect the impact of microbial interactions on soil and plant health, dynamics of rhizosphere microbial communities, interaction mechanisms of microbes with multiple functional attributes, microbiome of contrasting crop production systems (organic vs conventional), mechanisms behind symbiotic and pathogenic interactions, endophytic (bacterial and fungal) interaction and benefits, rhizoplane and endosphere associations, signalling cascades and determinants in rhizosphere, quorum sensing in bacteria and impact on interaction, mycorrhizal interaction mechanisms, induced disease resistance and plant immunization, interaction mechanisms that suppress disease and belowground microbial crosstalk with plant rhizosphere. Methods based on multiphasic and multi-omics approaches were discussed in detail by the authors. Content-wise, the book offers an advanced account on various aspects of plant-microbe interactions and valuable implications in agro-ecological perspectives.


Soil Rhizosphere Plant biology Microbial communities Biological control Plant growth promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    • 2
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical UniversityDurgIndia

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