Plant Cell Monographs

Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism

Editors: Berg, R. Howard, Taylor, Chris (Eds.)

  • Current reviews of the cellular and molecular biology of cyst and root-knot nematode parasitism
  • Very useful reference for the fields of plant pathology and nematode parasitism
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Plant-parasitic nematodes are among the most destructive plant pathogens, causing enormous losses to agronomic crops worldwide. This book provides an up-to-date review of research related to two of the most important nematode pests, root-knot and cyst nematodes. Chapters cover early plant-nematode interactions, identification of nematode proteins important in the establishment of nematode feeding sites, and classification of biochemical and signaling pathways significant in the development of specialized feeding sites in the host. The cellular and subcellular structures essential for parasitic interaction are examined using light and electron microscopy. Modern techniques of gene expression analysis and genomic sequencing promise to provide an even greater wealth of information to researchers, enabling them to develop and examine natural and manmade mechanisms of resistance to this important plant pest.

About the authors

R. Howard Berg is Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility at the Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Florida (1977) and received postdoctoral training at the University of Florida and at Oregon State University. After several years managing the biological electron microscopy facility at the University of Florida, he joined the faculty at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, where he became an Associate Professor. He joined the Danforth Plant Science Center in 2000. His research interests include plant cell interactions with nitrogen-fixing endosymbionts, nematodes, and viruses.

Christopher G. Taylor studied Biochemistry (B.S., 1989) at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania followed by a Ph.D. in Genetics (1995) with an emphasis on gene expression in roots at North Carolina State University. In 1995, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Scientist in Nematology at Monsanto Co. in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1999, he became a Senior Scientist and Group Leader of Nematology for Akkadix, Inc. in San Diego, California. From 2001 to the present, he has been a Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia and at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. His major research interests include plant cell biology of root biotic interactions, nematology, microbiology, gene expression analysis and functional genomics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Plant Infection by Root-Knot Nematode

    Bird, David McK. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Parasitism Genes: What They Reveal about Parasitism

    Davis, Eric L. (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • Molecular Insights in the Susceptible Plant Response to Nematode Infection

    Gheysen, Godelieve (et al.)

    Pages 45-81

  • Resistant Plant Responses

    Tomczak, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 83-113

  • Development of the Root-Knot Nematode Feeding Cell

    Berg, R. Howard (et al.)

    Pages 115-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism
Editors
  • R. Howard Berg
  • Chris Taylor
Series Title
Plant Cell Monographs
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85215-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85215-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85213-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09895-6
Series ISSN
1861-1370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 273
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