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Bacteria-Plant Interactions: Advance Research and Future Trends

Bacteria-Plant Interactions: Advance Research and Future Trends

The relative food prosperity of the 1980/90s has been eroded in recent years through the convergence of a variety of factors including climate change, human population growth, foodborne pathogens and microbial plant pathogens. Today food security has become an urgent major global challenge.

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Bacteria-Plant Interactions: Advanced Research and Future Trends
Publisher: Caister Academic Press
Editor: Jesús Murillo1, Robert W. Jackson2, Boris A. Vinatzer3 and Dawn L. Arnold4
1Laboratorio de Patología Vegetal, Departamento de Producción Agraria, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; 2School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK; 3Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA; 4Centre for Research in Biosciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Publication date: March 2015 (hardback): February 2015 (ebook)
Pages: c. 228

Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-58-4   Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-00-5
Price: £159

One important area of research that aims to aid the production of sufficient, safe and nutritious food has focused on the plant-microbe interaction. Understanding this is an important prerequisite for the development of strategies to protect plants from pathogens and/or to prevent contamination of food with human pathogens.

In this book a team of respected scientists review the most important current topics to provide a timely overview. The topics covered include: type III secretion systems and their role in the bacterial-host interaction; the Pseudomonas and Erwinia model systems and their application to other studies; the emerging plant pathogen Acidovorax; the Gram-positive phytopathogens Clavibacter, Streptomyces, and Rhodococcus; colonisation of plants by human bacterial pathogens; Pseudomonas biocontrol approaches; and phage therapy. Essential reading for every plant pathogen researcher, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, and recommended reading for researchers working on foodborne pathogens and bacterial pathogenesis.





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