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Molecular Aspects of Iron Metabolism in Pathogenic and Symbiotic Plant-Microbe Associations

Editors: Expert, Dominique, O'Brian, Mark R. (Eds.)

  • Reviews the different aspects of the biology of iron in plant pathogenic and symbiotic interactions
  • Opens perspectives to further understanding the effects of iron in plant-microbe interactions
  • Aimed at  microbiologists, pathologists and scientists interested in iron uptake and metabolism in microbial pathogenesis, rhizobia legume associations, and plant physiology and immunity.
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Iron plays a key role in biology as essential cofactor of numerous proteins. However, since it is only slightly soluble its bioavailability can be readily compromised under aerobic conditions. Moreover, due to its ability to catalyze the generation of free radicals, iron can also be toxic. Thus, it doesn’t surprise that living organisms have developed sophisticated means for acquiring iron whilst tightly controlling the intracellular concentrations of this metal in response to environmental conditions. Also, the critical role of iron has long been acknowledged in host vertebrate-parasite relationships where both partners compete for the acquisition of this essential element and activate complex signaling cascades to control their iron homeostasis during infection.

Following the great interest that the mechanisms regulating the acquisition of iron and the control of iron homeostasis have generated among researchers studying plant-pathogen and legume-rhizobia interactions, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of irons’ various roles in the plant-microbial associations. The introductory chapter stresses the essentiality of iron in biological systems. The second chapter surveys the abundance of information on iron’s pivotal role in microbial plant pathogenesis and defence. Finally, the third chapter reviews the advances in our understanding of iron metabolism in the rhizobia, soil bacteria able to establish a symbiotic association with legumes and carry out nitrogen fixation.

Molecular Aspects of Iron Metabolism in Pathogenic and Symbiotic Plant-Microbe Associations is a valuable resource to microbiologists, pathologists and scientists interested in iron uptake and metabolism in microbial pathogenesis, rhizobia legume associations, and plant physiology and immunity.

About the authors

Dominique Expert: PhD, Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France

Mark R. O'Brian: PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, US

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Iron, an Element Essential to Life

    Expert, Dominique

    Pages 1-6

  • Iron in Plant–Pathogen Interactions

    Expert, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 7-39

  • Mechanisms and Regulation of Iron Homeostasis in the Rhizobia

    Fabiano, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 41-86

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5267-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5266-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Aspects of Iron Metabolism in Pathogenic and Symbiotic Plant-Microbe Associations
Editors
  • Dominique Expert
  • Mark R. O'Brian
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biometals
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5267-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5267-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5266-5
Series ISSN
2212-9901
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 86
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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