Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Plant-associated bacteria: survey, molecular biology genomics and recent advances; G.A. Beattie. Beneficial Bacteria. 2. Rhizobium-legume symbioses: molecular signals elaborated by rhizobia that are important for nudulation; H.B. Krishnan, J.O. Bennett. 3. Nitorgen fixing bacteria in nonlegumes; D.A. Dalton, S. Kramer. 4. Epiphytic bacteria, their ecology and functions; S.S. Gnanamanickam, J.E. Immanuel. 5. Bacterial endophytes: The endophytic niche, its occupants and its utility; C.W. Bacon, D.M. Hinton. Rhizosphere Bacteria. 6. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR); A.R. Podile, G.K. Kishore. 7. Contribution of studies on suppressive soils to the identification of bacterial biocontrol agents and to the knowledge of their modes of action; P. Lemanceau et al. 8. Root-associated bacteria including systemic resistance; L.C. van Loon, P.A.H.M. Bakker. 9. Rhizosphere competence and role of root colonization in biocontrol; S. de Weert, G. Bloemberg. 10. Deleterious rhizobacteria; R.J. Kremer. Plant Pathogenic Bacteria. 11. Agrobacterium biology and crown gall disease; A. Anand, K. Mysore. 12. Clavibacter michiganensis, a group of gram-positive phytopathogenic bacteria; R. Eichenlaub et al. 13. The soft rot Erwinia; A.O. Charkowsky. 14. Plant pathogenic Pseudomonas species; M. Hofte, P. de Vos. 15. Virulence functions of xanthomonads; S. Subramoni et al. 16. Plant pathogenic Ralstonia species; T. Denny. 17. Burkholderia;R. Gitaitis, K. Nischwitz. 18. Plant pathogenic members of the genera Acidovorax and Herbaspirillum; M. Fegan. Index.
This volume is envisioned as a resource for researchers working with beneficial and harmful groups of bacteria associated with crop plants. The book is divided into two parts, with Part I on beneficial bacteria including chapters on symbiotic nitrogen fixers and rhizosphere bacteria. The second part consists of detailed descriptions of 8 genera of plant pathogenic bacteria, including Agrobacterium and Herbaspirillum. Each chapter covers terminology, molecular phylogeny and more.
soft-rot, Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas, Ralstonia, Burkholderia and Acidovorax
There is an opening chapter on the plant-associated bacteria survey, molecular phylogeny, genomics and recent advances. And each chapter includes terminology/definitions, molecular phylogeny, methods that can be used (both traditional and latest molecular tools) and applications
Developed on the broad theme of plant-associated bacteria
Envisioned as a resource volume for researchers working with beneficial and harmful groups of bacteria associated with crop plants
Chapters include terminology/definitions, molecular phylogeny, methods that can be used (both traditional and latest molecular tools) and applications