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Handbook of Phytoalexin Metabolism and Action

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ISBN 9780824792695
Published October 6, 1994 by CRC Press
632 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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


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"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