1st Edition

Beneficial Plant-microbial Interactions
Ecology and Applications

ISBN 9781466587175
Published July 10, 2013 by CRC Press
468 Pages 4 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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