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Beneficial Plant-microbial Interactions

Ecology and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Belén Rodelas González, Jesús Gonzalez-López

CRC Press

468 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 22 B/W Illus.

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Beneficial Plant-microbial Interactions: Ecology and Applications provides insight into the mechanisms underlying the interactions of plants and microbes, the ecological relevance and roles of these symbioses, the adaptive mechanisms of plant-associated microorganisms to abiotic stress and their contribution to plant stress tolerance, and the potential of these interactions as tools in agrobiotechnology. A team of authors with wide experience in the area contribute up-to-date reviews in nineteen chapters devoted to different ecological and applied aspects of the rhizobia-legume symbiosis, ecto- and endomycorrhizas, and plant associations with diazotrophic or adiazotrophic plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria. The book is intended for students, researchers and academic faculty members in the field of agrobiotechnology.

Table of Contents

Nitrogen Fixing Endosymbiotic Bacteria: Old Chaps and New Findings

Biodiversity of Slow-Growing Rhizobia: the Genus Bradyrhizobium

Importance of Motile and Biofilm Lifestyles of Rhizobia for the Establishment of Symbiosis with Legumes

Nod Factor Production and Abiotic Stress in Rhizobium

Strategies of Salt Tolerance in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis

Responses of Nodulated Legumes to Drought

Mineral Nutrition in the Legume-Rhizobia Nitrogen Fixing Symbiosis

Metal Transport in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis

Ecology of Denitrification in Plant-Associated Bacteria

Protein Secretion Systems in Bacterial-Plant Host Associations

Nodular Endophytes: An Untapped Diversity

Azospirillum-Plant Interaction: From Root Colonization to Plant Growth Promotion

Biocontrol of Fungal Root Pathogens by Fluorescent Pseudomonads

Inoculants Based in Autochthonous Microorganisms, a Strategy to Optimize Agronomic Performance of Biofertilizers

Bioengineering the Legume Rhizosphere for Metal Phytostabilization of Contaminated Areas

Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Their Significance in Promoting Soil-Plant Systems Sustainability against Environmental Stresses

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) as Tools for Improving the Nutritional Quality of Crops

Ectomycorrhized Plants: Methods and Applications

Metagenomics of Plant-Microorganism Interaction: Source of Novel Recombinant Genes for Biotechnological Application

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General