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Secretions and Exudates in Biological Systems

  • This volume brings together state-of-the-art information about the role of secretions and emissions in different organs and organisms

  • Information regarding the biochemistry of flower volatiles and root exudates, and their role in attracting pollinators and soil microbial communities

  • No other book covers aspects related to biological secretion in such a holistic and integrative manner

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Signaling and Communication in Plants (SIGCOMM, volume 12)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Plant Root Secretions and Their Interactions with Neighbors

    • Clelia De-la-Peña, Dayakar V. Badri, Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
    Pages 1-26
  3. Strigolactones in Root Exudates as a Signal in Symbiotic and Parasitic Interactions

    • Hinanit Koltai, Radoslava Matusova, Yoram Kapulnik
    Pages 49-73
  4. Proteoid Roots and Exudation of Proteases by Plant Roots

    • Bartosz Adamczyk, Aino Smolander, Veikko Kitunen, Mirosław Godlewski
    Pages 75-89
  5. Unity Is Strength: The Power of Border Cells and Border-Like Cells in Relation with Plant Defense

    • Azeddine Driouich, Marc-Antoine Cannesan, Flavien Dardelle, Caroline Durand, Barbara Plancot, Sophie Bernard et al.
    Pages 91-107
  6. Lignocellulose Decomposition by Microbial Secretions

    • Navaneetha Santhanam, Dayakar V. Badri, Stephen R. Decker, Daniel K. Manter, Kenneth F. Reardon, Jorge M. Vivanco
    Pages 125-153
  7. Sugary Exudates in Plant Pollination

    • Massimo Nepi, Patrick von Aderkas, Ettore Pacini
    Pages 155-185
  8. Nectar Secretion: Its Ecological Context and Physiological Regulation

    • María Escalante-Pérez, Martin Heil
    Pages 187-219
  9. Secretion in the Diatoms

    • Charlotte Aumeier, Diedrik Menzel
    Pages 221-250
  10. Bacterial Secretions

    • Brittany A. Barnett, Tiffany L. Weir
    Pages 251-267
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 279-183

About this book

Secretions and emissions in biological systems play important signaling roles within the organism but also in its communications with the surrounding environment.  This volume brings together state-of-the-art information on the role of secretions and emissions in different organs and organisms ranging from flowers and roots of plants to nematodes and human organs. The plant chapters relate information regarding the biochemistry of flower volatiles and root exudates, and their role in attracting pollinators and soil microbial communities respectively. Microbial chapters explain the biochemistry and ecology of quorum sensing and how microbial communities highly co-adapted to plants can aid in bio-energy applications by degrading ligno-cellulosic materials. Other chapters explain the biology of secretions by nematodes, algae and humans, among other organisms. This volume will be a welcome addition to the literature, as no other book covers aspects related to biological secretion in such a holistic and integrative manner.

Keywords

  • Quorum Sensing
  • plants
  • roots
  • roots, Symbiosis,
  • secretion

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for Rhizosphere Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

    Jorge M. Vivanco

  • Inst. Zelluläre und Molekulare, Botanik (IZMB), Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    František Baluška

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eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-23047-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 199.99
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Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)