Genomics of Plant-Associated Bacteria

Editors: Gross, Dennis C., Lichens-Park, Ann, Kole, Chittaranjan (Eds.)

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  • Offers an up-to-date insight into the latest results of the genetics and genomics of plant-associated bacteria
  • Describes both theoretical and practical aspects of fighting against crop loss
  • Of particular interest for scientists in industry, academia and government
  • First book that describes the genomes of several distinct groups of plant-associated bacteria and shows the tremendous progress made over the last decade
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This book describes how genomics has revolutionized our scientific understanding of agriculturally important plant-associated bacteria. Each chapter focuses on the genomics of particular bacteria: the first described plant pathogen, Erwinia amylovora; phytoplasmas lacking cell walls; fastidious, phloem-restricted liberibacters; Pseudomonas syringae, which is a genetically tractable model system; Xanthomonas citri, which causes a disease that can devastate citrus crops and Pseudomonas fluorescens, which can protect plants from diseases.

Topics considered in this volume include the importance of horizontal gene transfer in originating new bacterial strains and species and advances in transcriptomics that allow us to describe the complex regulatory networks critical to plant-microbe interactions. The availability of the Xanthomonas oryzae genome has led to new technologies in genome editing, which will revolutionize approaches to genetic engineering, even in eukaryotes. The contributions show how genomics has greatly accelerated progress toward understanding the biology of these bacteria and how that understanding can be translated into novel crop protection methods.

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“The book Genomics of Plant-Associated Bacteria is composed of 10 chapters. Each chapter is dedicated to different plant-associated bacteria. … I found the breadth of bacterial species covered by the book to be quite refreshing. Each chapter covers the biology, taxonomic setup, and genomic insights of different plant-associated bacteria very well. … This book would be especially useful to graduate students and also scientists who have recently switched to the field of plant-microbe interactions.” (Maxwell R. Fishman, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 91 (1), March, 2016)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Genomics of Erwinia amylovora and Related Erwinia Species Associated with Pome Fruit Trees

    Zhao, Youfu

    Pages 1-36

  • Genomics of Plant-Associated Bacteria: The Soft Rot Enterobacteriaceae

    Charkowski, Amy O. (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Ecological Genomics of Pseudomonas syringae

    Baltrus, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Pseudomonas syringae Genomics: From Comparative Genomics of Individual Crop Pathogen Strains Toward Population Genomics

    Vinatzer, Boris A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

  • Genetics and Functional Genomics of the Pseudomonas fluorescens Group

    Seaton, Sarah Craven (et al.)

    Pages 99-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genomics of Plant-Associated Bacteria
Editors
  • Dennis C. Gross
  • Ann Lichens-Park
  • Chittaranjan Kole
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (outside the USA)
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55378-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55378-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-55377-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51093-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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