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; Phytoalexins and Host Specificity in Plant Diseases; Elicitor and Molecular Basis of Phytoalexin Elicitation; Soybean Phytoalexins, Nature, Elicitation, Mode of Action, and Role; Cellular Biochemistry of Phenylpropanoid Responses of Soybean to Infection by Phytophthora sojae; Culture Darkening Cell Aggregate Size, and Phytoalexin Accumulation in Soybean Cell Suspensions Challenged with Biotic Agents; Phytoalexins as a Factor in the Wilt Resistance of Cotton; Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum); Strategies of Defense Expression: Accumulation of Unique Asperiquillus flavus Control Substances; Sesquiterpenoid Phytoalexins Synthesized in Cotton Leaves and Cotyledons During the Hypersensitive Response to Xanthomomas campestris pv. malvacearum; Chemistry, Biology, and the Role of Groundnut Phytoalexins in Resistance to Fungal Attack; Phytoalexins from the Crucifers; Scoparone (6,7 Dimethoxycoumarin), a Citrus Phytoalexin Involved in Resistance to Pathogens; Stilbene Phytoalexins and Disease Resistance In Vitis; Mode of Toxic Action of Vitaceae Stilbenes on Fungal Cells; Inducible Compounds in Phaseolus, Vigna, and Dioscorea Species; lnvolvement of Phytoalexins in the Response of Phosphate-Treated Plants to Infection by Phytophthora Species; Phytoalexins In Forage Legumes: Studies on Detoxification by Pathogens and the Role of Glycosidic Precursors in Roots; Induction of Phytoalexin Synthesis in Medicago sativa (Lucerne)-Verticillium albo-atrum Interaction; Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirovetivane-Type Phytoalexins; Enzymatic Conversion of Furano-sesquiterpene in Ceratocystis fimbriata-Infected Sweet Potato Root Tissue; Defense Strategies of Tea (Camellia sinensis) Against Fungal Pathogens; Effects of Age-Related Resistance and Metalaxyl on Capsidiol Production in Pepper Plants Infected with Phytophthora capsici; Induced Chemical Resistance in Sesamum indicum Against Alternaria sesami; Phytoalexins and Other Postinfectional Compound of Some Economically Important Plants of India; Possible Role of Phytoalexin Inducer Chemicals in Plant Disease Control.
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