1st Edition

Handbook of Phytoalexin Metabolism and Action

By Daniel Copyright 1995

    Provides the latest information on nearly all of the phytoalexins of crop plants studied worldwide over the past 50 years-describing experimental approaches to the research of specific plants and offering detailed explanations on methods of isolation and characterization. Supplies in-depth coverage of cotton, soybean, groundnut, citrus, mustard, grapevine, potato, pepper, sweet potato, yam, sesame, tea, tobacco, pea, pigeon pea, and many more.



    Progress in Phytoalexin Research During the Past 50 Years

    R. P. Purkayastha

    Phytoalexins and Host Specificity in Plant Diseases

    Hachiro Oku and Tomonori Shiraishi

    Elicitor and the Molecular Bases of Phytoalexin Elicitation

    Masaaki Yoshikawa

    Soybean Phytoalexins: Nature, Elicitation, Mode of Action, and Role

    Jack Paxton

    Cellular Biochemistry of Phenylpropanoid Responses of Soybean to Infection by Phytophthora sojae

    Terrence Lee Graham

    Cultural Darkening, Cell Aggregate Size, and Phytoalexin Accumulation in Soybean Cell Suspensions Challenged with Biotic Agents

    Robert M. Zacharius, William F. Fett, and Prakash G. Kadkade

    Phytoalexins as a Factor in the Wilt Resistance of Cotton

    M. H. Avazkhodjaev, S. S. Zeltser, H. V. Nuritdinova, and Raviprakash G. Dani

    Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Strategies of Defense Expression: Accumulation of Unique Aspergillus flavus Control Substances

    H. J. Zeringe, Jr.

    Sesquiterpenoid Phytoalexins Synthesized in Cotton Leaves and Cotyledons During the Hypersensitive Response to Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum

    Margaret Essenberg and Margret L. Pierce

    Chemistry, Biology, and Role of Groundnut Phytoalexins in Resistance to Fungal Attack

    P. V. Subba Rao and Richard N. Strange

    Phytoalexins from the Crucifers

    Thierry Rouxel, Albert Kollman, and Marie-Hélène Balesdent

    Scoparone (6,7-Dimethoxycoumarin), a Citrus Phytoalexin Involved in Resistance to Pathogens

    Uzi Afek and Abraham Sztejnberg

    Stilbene Phytoalexins and Diseases Resistance in Vitis Wilhelm Dercks

    L. L. Creasy and C. J. Luczka-Bayles

    Mode of Toxic Action of Vitaceae Stilbenes on Fungal Cells

    Roger Pezet and Vincent Pont

    Inducible Compounds in Phaseolus, Vigna, and Dioscorea Species

    S. A. Adesanya and M. F. Roberts

    Involvement of Phytoalexins in the Response of Phosphonate-Treated Plants to Infection by Phytophthora Species

    P. Saindrenan and David I. Guest

    Phytoalexins in Forage Legumes: Studies on Detoxification by Pathogens and the Role of Glycosidic Precursors in Roots

    V. J. Higgins, Dallas K. Bates, and J. Hollands

    Induction of Phytoalexin Synthesis in Medicago sativa (Lucerne)-Verticillium albo-artum Interaction Christopher J. Smith, J. Michael Milton, and J. Michael Williams

    Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirovetivane-Type Phytoalexins

    Chuzo Iwata and Yoshiji Takemoto

    Enzymic Conversion of Furanosesquiterpene in Ceratocystis fimbriata-Infected Sweet Potato Root Tissue

    Masayuki Fujita, Hiromasa Inoue, K. Oba, and Ikuzo Uritani

    Defense Strategies of Tea (camellia sinensis) Against Fungal Pathogens

    B. N. Chakraborty, Usha Chakraborty, and A. Saha

    Effects of Age-Related Resistance and Metalaxyl on Capsidiol Production in Pepper Plants Infected with Phytophthora capsici

    Byung Kook Hwang

    Induced Chemical Resistance in Sesamum indicum Against Alternaria sesami

    R. K. S. Chauhan and B. M. Kulshrestha

    Phytoalexins and Other Postinfectional Compounds of Some Economically Important Plants of India

    M. Daniel

    Possible Role of Phytoalexin Inducer Chemicals in Plant Disease Control

    Asoke Kumar Sinha



    M Daniel

    "The researchers in plant pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, natural products chemistry, chemotaxonomy and plant breeding will find this book greatly useful. The methodology provided for each crop should encourage readers to devise their own experiments for research or teaching. This book will serve as an excellent reference for teachers and students of plant pathology and biotechnology."
    - Cellulose Chemistry and Technology
    ". . .interesting. . .will inspire. . .further research. . . . . .useful. "
    ---Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
    ". . .of great interest and value. "
    ---Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science