This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This volume includes the latest research into the diseases that affect non-vascular plants. The chapters bring to light the most recent studies of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance, how plant diseases affect humans and animals, pathosystem genetics, and management of plant diseases. The information provided here helps readers to stay current with this field’s ongoing research and ever-developing knowledge base.
Table of Contents
Expanding the Paradigms of Plant Pathogen Life History and Evolution of Parasitic Fitness Beyond Agricultural Boundaries
Two Plant Viral Suppressors of Silencing Require the Ethylene-Inducible Host Transcription Factor RAV2 to Block RNA Silencing
Enhanced Disease Susceptibility 1 and Salicylic Acid Act Redundantly to Regulate Resistance Gene-Mediated Signaling
Strategies of Nitrosomonas europaea 19718 to Counter Low Dissolved Oxygen and High Nitrite Concentrations
A Novel Pathogenicity Gene Is Required in the Rice Blast Fungus to Suppress the Basal Defenses of the Host
Differential Gene Expression in Incompatible Interaction Between Wheat and Stripe Rust Fungus Revealed by Cdna-AFLP and Comparison to Compatible Interaction
Generation and Analysis of Expression Sequence Tags from Haustoria of the Wheat Stripe Rust Fungus Puccinia striiformis f. sp. Tritici
Living the Sweet Life: How Does a Plant Pathogenic Fungus Acquire Sugar from Plants?
FRAP Analysis on Red Alga Reveals the Fluorescence Recovery Is Ascribed to Intrinsic Photoprocesses of Phycobilisomes Rather Than Large-Scale Diffusion
Distinct, Ecotype-Specific Genome and Proteome Signatures in the Marine Cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus
Global Expression Analysis of the Brown Alga Ectocarpus siliculosus (Phaeophyceae) Reveals Large-Scale Reprogramming of the Transcriptome in Response to Abiotic Stress
Chloroplast Genome Sequence of the Moss Tortula ruralis: Gene Content, Polymorphism, and Structural Arrangement Relative to Other Green Plant Chloroplast Genomes
Erwinia carotovora Elicitors and Botrytis cinerea Activate Defense Responses in Physcomitrella Patens
Dr. Philip Stewart has a PhD in horticulture with a focus on the genetics of flowering in strawberries. He has worked in association with Cornell University’s Grapevine Breeding Program, the Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and the Horticultural Sciences Program at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has contributed to multiple publications, including the International Journal of Fruit Science, Horticultural Science, Plant Science, and BMC Plant Biology. He has served as a member on the U.S. Rosaceae Genetics and Breeding Executive Committee, the North American Strawberry Growers’ Association, and the Small Fruit Crop Germplasm Committee. Dr. Stewart is one of the inventors of the patented strawberry plant named DrisStrawSeven, and he currently works with the NCRA, State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors.
Professor Sabine Globig received her BA in 1972 at the American University School of International Service and her MS in horticulture and plant physiology in 1988 at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Presently, she is Professor of Biology at Hazard Community & Technical College in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, where she specializes in human anatomy and physiology and plant sciences. She has also worked as an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Union County College in New Jersey and at Rutgers University, as well as a certified high school biology teacher. While at Rutgers, she worked as a plant physiology researcher at their AgBiotech Center and held the same position for DNA Plant Technologies Corporation. She has given presentations at XXII International Conference on Horticultural Science, UC Davis, California, 1987; and 1997 International Society for Horticultural Science’s International Symposium on Artificial Lighting in Horticulture, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. She has also been included in several Who’s Who entries.