Functional Importance of the Plant Microbiome

Implications for Agriculture, Forestry and Bioenergy

Editors: Doty, Sharon (Ed.)

  • World-renowned scientists share their areas of expertise on plant microbiome researchFully up-to-date chapters on the symbiotic relationship between endophytes and host organisms
  • Agricultural paradigms of using endophytes to improve plant health and crop yields are discussed
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This book addresses all the major mechanisms by which endophytes are thought to impact plant growth and health. A unique aspect of this publication is that it is multidisciplinary, covering plant microbiology, plant physiology, fungal and bacterial endophytes, plant biochemistry, and genomics.

Just as research on the mammalian microbiome has demonstrated its importance for overall health of the host, the plant microbiota is essential for plant health in natural environments. Endophytes, the microorganisms living fully within plants, can provide a multitude of benefits to the host including N-fixation, P solubilization, increased photosynthetic efficiency and water use efficiency, stress tolerance, pathogen resistance, and overall increased growth and health. A variety of culturable endophytes have been isolated and shown to be mutualistic symbionts with a broad range of plant species. These studies point to the functional importance of the microbiota of plants and suggest the potential for tailoring plant microbiota for improved vigor and yields with reduced inputs. This review covers the major benefits of microbial endophytes to plants and discusses the implications of using symbiosis as an alternative to chemical inputs for agriculture, forestry, and bioenergy.

About the authors

Dr. Sharon Lafferty Doty is a Professor at the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  Her research area is on the functional importance of the plant microbiome, specifically the microbial endophytes of poplar and willow, two early successional pioneer plant genera. She is the current Chair of the working group on Environmental and Ecosystem Services of the International Poplar Commission, a branch of the United Nations (UN). She was recently elected vice president of the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) in charge of education. She is also a member of the UW Astrobiology program. Her lab is currently working with microbial strains for improved phytoremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants, and for improved plant growth, health, and stress tolerance with reduced chemical inputs.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Functional Importance of the Plant Endophytic Microbiome: Implications for Agriculture, Forestry, and Bioenergy

    Doty, Sharon Lafferty

    Pages 1-5

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  • Endophytic N-Fixation: Controversy and a Path Forward

    Doty, Sharon Lafferty

    Pages 7-20

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  • Endophyte-Promoted Nutrient Acquisition: Phosphorus and Iron

    Chhabra, Sagar (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

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  • Endophyte Effects on Photosynthesis and Water Use of Plant Hosts: A Meta-Analysis

    Rho, Hyungmin (et al.)

    Pages 43-69

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  • The Symbiogenic Tango: Achieving Climate-Resilient Crops Via Mutualistic Plant-Fungal Relationships

    Redman, Regina S. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65897-1
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65896-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Importance of the Plant Microbiome
Book Subtitle
Implications for Agriculture, Forestry and Bioenergy
Editors
  • Sharon Doty
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65897-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65897-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65896-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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