Since the publication of the first edition of "The Mycota Vol. V – Plant Relationships" in 1997, tremendous advances in fungal molecular biology and biochemistry have taken place; and both light and electron microscopical techniques have improved considerably. These new insights led to a better understanding of the relationships between fungi and plants; and a completely revised new edition of Plant Relationships could be produced, providing an up-to-date overview on mutualistic and pathogenic interactions.
In 18 chapters internationally acknowledged authors present reviews on fungal lifestyles, mechanisms of their interactions with their host plants, signal perception and transduction, and plant defense responses directed against attack by fungal pathogens.
Highlighting the recent developments in fungus-plant interactions, this volume is indispensable for researchers, lecturers and students in microbiology, mycology and plant sciences, including plant pathology.
Profiles in Pathogenesis and Mutualism 1 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Phytophthora--Plant Interactions
Adrienne R. Hardham, Weixing Shan 2 Botrytis cinerea: Molecular Aspects of a Necrotrophic Life Style
Paul Tudzynski, Leonie Kokkelink 3 Profiles in Pathogenesis and Mutualism: Powdery Mildews
Christopher J. Ridout 4 The Uredinales: Cytology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology
Ralf T. Voegele, Matthias Hahn, Kurt Mendgen 5 The Sebacinoid Fungus Piriformospora indica: an Orchid Mycorrhiza Which May Increase Host Plant Reproduction and Fitness
Patrick Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Kogel Mechanisms of Pathogenic and Mutualistic Interactions 6 Biomechanics of Spore Release in Phytopathogens
Nicholas P. Money, Mark W.F. Fischer 7 Gene for Gene Models and Beyond: the Cladosporium fulvum--Tomato Pathosystem
Pierre J.G.M. De Wit, Matthieu H.A.J. Joosten, Bart H.P.J. Thomma, Ioannis Stergiopoulos 8 The cAMP Signaling and MAP Kinase Pathways in Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Rahim Mehrabi, Xinhua Zhao, Yangseon Kim, Jin-Rong Xu 9 The Secretome of Plant-Associated Fungi and Oomycetes
Sophien Kamoun 10 From Tools of Survival to Weapons of Destruction: Role of Cell Wall-Degrading Enzymes in Plant Infection
Antonio Di Pietro, Mª Carmen Ruiz Roldán, Mª Isabel González Roncero 11 Photoactivated Perylenequinone Toxins in Plant Pathogenesis
Margaret E. Daub, Kuang-Ren Chung 12 Programmed Cell Death in Fungus--Plant Interactions
Amir Sharon, Alin Finkelshtein 13 The Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis: a Marriage of Convenience
Francis Martin, Anders Tunlid 14 Establishment and Functioning of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas
Paola Bonfante, Raffaella Balestrini, Andrea Genre, LuisaLanfranco 15 Epichloë Endophytes: Clavicipitaceous Symbionts of Grasses
Christopher L. Schardl, Barry Scott, Simona Florea, Dongxiu Zhang 16 Lichen-Forming Fungi and Their Photobionts
Rosmarie Honegger Plant Response 17 Signal Perception and Transduction in Plants
Wolfgang Knogge, Justin Lee, Sabine Rosahl, Dierk Scheel 18 Defence Responses in Plants
Chiara Consonni, Matt Humphry, Ralph Panstruga Biosystematic Index Subject Index