Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Lugtenberg, Ben (Ed.)

  • Unique book summarising the basics of the broad area of plant-microbe interactions in an easily understandable way
  • A volume which enables teachers to broaden their scope considerably and easily using the contents prepared by experts
  • A volume imperative for professionals in agriculture, horticulture, the seed industry, microbial product industry and the food industry working on plant-microbe interactions
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About this book

The use of microbial plant protection products is growing and their importance will strongly increase due to political and public pressure. World population is growing and the amount of food needed by 2050 will be double of what is produced now whereas the area of agricultural land is decreasing. We must increase crop yield in a sustainable way. Chemical plant growth promoters must be replaced by microbiological products. Also here, the use of microbial products is growing and their importance will strongly increase. A growing area of agricultural land is salinated. Global warming will increase this process. Plants growth is inhibited by salt or even made impossible and farmers tend to disuse the most salinated lands. Microbes have been very successfully used to alleviate salt stress of plants. Chemical pollution of land can make plant growth difficult and crops grown are often polluted and not suitable for consumption. Microbes have been used to degrade these chemical pollutants.

About the authors

Prof. Lugtenberg is well-known expert in his field (beneficial bacteria which kill plant-pathogenic fungi or promote plant growth), appreciated for publication record and editing job, with a significant network. Used to play several important roles within the community, e.g. President of the International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.

Reviews

“The book helps in exploring the diverse microbial partners, its importance’s and mechanisms of the actions for proper understanding of the topic. … we enjoyed reading this book as the editor tried to cover almost all fundamental and applied aspects of the plant-microbe interactions. As a final word, the book can be described as a book for all.” (Rama K. Dubey, Vishal Tripathi and P. C. Abhilash, Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol. 6, 2015)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Introduction to Plant-Microbe Interactions

    Lugtenberg, Ben

    Pages 1-2

  • The Importance of Microbiology in Sustainable Agriculture

    Schäfer, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 5-6

  • Life of Microbes in the Rhizosphere

    Lugtenberg, Ben

    Pages 7-15

  • Life of Microbes on Aerial Plant Parts

    Leveau, Johan H. J.

    Pages 17-24

  • Life of Microbes Inside the Plant

    Mercado-Blanco, Jesús

    Pages 25-32

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08575-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08574-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38185-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions
Book Subtitle
Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture
Editors
  • Ben Lugtenberg
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08575-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08575-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08574-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38185-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 448
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
Topics