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Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and Its Biotechnological Exploitation

Editors: Upadhyay, Rajeev K. (Ed.)

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Microbial toxins are secondary metabolites that accumulate in the organism and, to a large extent, are metabolically inactive towards the organism that produces them. The discovery of penicillin, a secondary metabolite of Penicillium notatum West (= P. chrysogenum Thom), in 1929 marked a milestone in the development of antibiotics (microbial toxins). In the intensive studies that followed this discovery, scientists chemically characterized several new molecules (toxins) from secondary metabolites of microbes, some having a definite function in causing pathogenesis in plants. Toxins are also known to playa significant role in inciting animal (human) and insect diseases and as plant growth regulators. Many common toxins have also been isolated from different microbes exhibiting a wide spectrum of biological activity. Toxins are broadly divisible into several characteristic groupings - polyketides, oxygen heterocyclic compounds, pyrons, terpenoidS, amino acids - diketopiperazines, polypeptides etc. Recent research has indicated that these toxins play an important role in plant pathogenesis, disease epidemics, plant breeding, biological control of plant pathogens and insect pests, induced resistance, plant-pathogen interactions etc. Toxins produced by weed pathogens are exploited as lead molecules in developing environmentally friendly herbicides.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Chemical Approach for Elucidating the Molecular Interaction of Host-Specific AK-Toxin with Japanese Pear

    Miyagawa, Hisashi (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Beauvericin: Chemistry, Biology and Significance

    Logrieco, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • Suppressor- and Elicitor-Activities of Magnaporthe Grisea Toxin in Rice Leaves

    Arase, S. (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

  • Toxinogenesis of Fusarium Graminearum: Clonal Variability and Influence of Substrate and Agro-Chemicals

    Sokolova, Galina D.

    Pages 39-46

  • The Aflatoxins: Evolution, Function and Prospects for Control

    Carter, Deidre A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and Its Biotechnological Exploitation
Editors
  • Rajeev K. Upadhyay
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4439-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4439-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47255-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3384-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 288
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