Microbe Hunters

Author: Paul de Kruif

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547542100

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi.
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Soil Mineral -- Microbe-Organic Interactions

Theories and Applications

Author: Qiaoyun Huang,Pan Ming Huang,Antonio Violante

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540776864

Category: Science

Page: 354

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The book presents the latest research findings and prospects on soil mineral-organic matter-microorganism interactions. It includes topics covering mechanisms of transformations, dynamics and bioavailability of heavy metals, radionuclides, biomolecules and nutrients immobilized on soil minerals, humic substances, mineral-humic complexes and microorganisms and their impact on plant, animal and human health. The book is organized into six parts.
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Plant-Microbe Interactions

Author: B.B. Biswas,H.K. Das

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306456787

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Recent years have seen tremendous progress in unraveling the molecular basis of different plant-microbe interactions. Knowledge has accumulated on the mecha nisms of the microbial infection of plants, which can lead to either disease or resistance. The mechanisms developed by plants to interact with microbes, whether viruses, bacteria, or fungi, involve events that can lead to symbiotic association or to disease or tumor formation. Cell death caused by pathogen infection has been of great interest for many years because of its association with plant resistance. There appear to be two types of plant cell death associated with pathogen infection, a rapid hypersensitive cell death localized at the site of infection during an incompatible interaction between a resistant plant and an avirulent pathogen, and a slow, normosensitive plant cell death that spreads beyond the site of infection during some compatible interactions involving a susceptible plant and a virulent, necrogenic pathogen. Plants possess a number of defense mechanisms against infection, such as (i) production of phytoalexin, (ii) formation of hydrolases, (iii) accumulation of hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein and lignin deposition, (iv) production of pathogen-related proteins, (v) produc tion of oligosaccharides, jasmonic acid, and various other phenolic substances, and (vi) production of toxin-metabolizing enzymes. Based on these observations, insertion of a single suitable gene in a particular plant has yielded promising results in imparting resistance against specific infection or disease. It appears that a signal received after microbe infection triggers different signal transduction pathways.
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Plant-Microbe Interactions

Author: Gary Stacey,Noel T. Keen,American Phytopathological Society

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412988813

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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This new series will cover all aspects of research on plant-microbe interactions, including beneficial plant symbioses such as symbiotic nitrogen fixation, plant pathology, plant genetics, molecular biology, agronomy, ecology, and phytochemistry. Over the past several years there has been a tremendous increase in our knowledge of plant-microbe relationships other than the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-crown gall complex and the nitrogen-fixing activites of Rhizobium species. The classical plant science disciplines (agronomy, breeding plant physiology, and systematics) in general have been strongly impacted by plant molecular biology, and concerns about environmental issues have also influenced the development of this new research. The Plant-Microbe Interactions Series will be of particular interest to professional researchers and graduate students interested in the interactions between bacteris and plants, including on the beneficial side nitrogen fixation and mycorrhizal associations, and on the other side interactions between plants and microbial pathogens. Plant molecular biologists and biotechnologists, and plant pathologists will also find this a valuable series.
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Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence

Author: Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal,Patrice Dion

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540755756

Category: Science

Page: 486

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Molecular Mechanisms of Plant and Microbe Coexistence presents studies on the complex and manifold interactions of plants and microbes at the population, genomics and proteomics level. The role of soil microbial diversity in enhancing plant health and plant microbe beneficial symbioses is discussed. Microbial communities are shown in the light of evolution. Main topics include genome coexistence and the functional genomics and proteomics of plant-associated microbes, which could form the basis for new environmentally benign strategies to combat infectious plant diseases and regulate plant growth. Further chapters focus on the role of signaling during the different stages of plant microbe coexistence, in symbiotic or pathogenic relationships, in quorum sensing and plant viral infections. Methods for studying the interactions in the root zone complement the book, which will certainly be of relevance in the practical application to agriculture, food security and for maintaining the balance of our ecosystems.
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Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Author: Kamal Bouarab,Normand Brisson,Fouad Daayf

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935756

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This book, divided into 13 chapters, explores recent discoveries in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions. It focuses mainly on the mechanisms controlling plant disease resistance and the cross talk among the signalling pathways involved, and the strategies used by fungi and viruses to suppress these defences. Two chapters deal with the role of symbionts (such as the symbiotic actinobacteria and vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) during their interactions with plants.
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Plant-Microbe Interactions and Biological Control

Author: Greg Boland,Liana Bolis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824700430

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Discusses the critical role of host-pathogen interactions in developing new and alternative biocontrol agents that promote plant health and disease resistance in crop pathosystems. Describes state-of-the-art as well as future technologies leading to more effective biological control programs.
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Advances in Molecular Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 2

Author: E.W. Nester,Desh Pal S. Verma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792320456

Category: Science

Page: 636

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This volume presents the latest research findings in molecular plant-microbe interactions, based on presentations of leading international scientists at the Sixth International Symposium on this subject. From these presentations it is clear that the field has made enormous advances in the past several years. In addition to the text on plant-microbe interactions, a number of experts in fields peripherally related to the main subject of the symposium also participated, and these individuals have also contributed to the present volume. This published material is very up-to-date, representing the cutting edge of current research. For anyone interested in learning of the latest advanced in this rapidly moving field, this volume is required reading.
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The Microbe-Host Interface in Respiratory Tract Infections

Author: Jan L. L. Kimpen,Octavio Ramilo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849336461

Category: Science

Page: 324

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The molecular pathogenesis of microbial agents responsible for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) has been the focus of much research in recent years. The emphasis has been on developing new treatments such as novel antimicrobials and more effective vaccines. Significant attention has also been paid to improving molecular diagnostic methods to identify RTI-causing microbes, as well as understanding the host response to them. The Microbe-Host Interface in Respiratory Tract Infections presents an overview of the current knowledge in this area. It provides us with the first coherent picture of emerging strategies for controlling the microbes responsible for RTIs. This comprehensive volume is divided into three sections: the first reviews topics of general interest; the second focuses on bacterial and atypical RTIs; while the final section covers viral RTIs. Each of the chapters is the work of two or more of the top scientists in the field writing about their own pioneering research. Various chapters comment on vaccines, antibiotics, and molecular diagnostic methods. This cutting-edge work is essential reading for research microbiologists and other scientists involved in the investigation and treatment of RTIs.
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Plant Microbe Interactions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124201741

Category: Science

Page: 390

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Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 75th volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology. Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences Contains commentary by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology This volume features reviews of the fast moving field of plant microbe interactions
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