Cell to Cell Signals in Plant, Animal and Microbial Symbiosis

  • Silvano Scannerini
  • David Smith
  • Paola Bonfante-Fasolo
  • Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Physiology and Morphology of Cell-to-Cell Interactions

  3. Signals in Plants

    1. J. A. Callow, T. Ray, T. M. Estrada-Garcia, J. R. Green
      Pages 167-182
    2. Frank B. Dazzo, Rawle I. Hollingsworth, Saleela Philip-Hollingsworth, Kathryn B. Smith, Margaret A. Welsch, Michael Djordjevic et al.
      Pages 183-187
    3. Sebastian A. J. Zaat, Herman P. Spaink, Carel A. Wijffelman, Anton A. N. van Brussel, Robert J. H. Okker, Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
      Pages 189-205
  4. Signals in Animals

  5. Recommendations for Future Research and Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-415

About these proceedings


In symbiosis, different organisms have to recognize each other and exchange material and information. While the functional morphology of symbiont cells has extensively been studied little attention has been paid to mutual interactions and cell-to-cell signals. The main topic of the book is the comparison and discussion of the short-distance signals triggering mutualism in animal and plant cells. Thus it provides a) the basis for a better understanding of various aspects of cell compatibility; b) standardisation of a common vocabulary for animal and plant symbiotic biology; c) optimization of experimental techniques for studying signals in symbiosis. The results show the differences and the general principles in the signalling processes of plant, animal and bacterial cells.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Silvano Scannerini
    • 1
  • David Smith
    • 2
  • Paola Bonfante-Fasolo
    • 1
  • Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Old CollegeUniversity of EdinburghEdinbourghUK
  3. 3.Station de Genetique et d’Amelioration des Plantes de DijonINRADijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73156-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73154-9
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