Seed Endophytes

Biology and Biotechnology

Editors: Verma, Satish Kumar, White, James Francis Jr. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses approaches for creating more sustainable agriculture using microbiome engineering
  • Offers an overview of the manifold beneficial functions of seed microbe interactions
  • Presents methods for seed microbiome reconstruction and improvement
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This book focuses on the importance and roles of seed microbiomes in sustainable agriculture by exploring the diversity of microbes vectored on and within seeds of both cultivated and non-cultivated plants. It provides essential insights into how seeds can be adapted to enhance microbiome vectoring, how damaged seed microbiomes can be assembled again and how seed microbiomes can be conserved. 

Plant seeds carry not only embryos and nutrients to fuel early seedling growth, but also microbes that modulate development, soil nutrient acquisition, and defense against pathogens and other stressors. Many of these microbes (bacteria and fungi) become endophytic, entering into the tissues of plants, and typically exist within plants without inducing negative effects. Although they have been reported in all plants examined to date, the extent to which plants rely on seed vectored microbiomes to enhance seedling competitiveness and survival is largely unappreciated. How microbes function to increase the fitness of seedlings is also little understood. 

The book is a unique and important resource for researchers and students in microbial ecology and biotechnology. Further, it appeals to applied academic and industrial agriculturists interested in increasing crop health and yield. 




About the authors

Verma, Satish Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Botany

Institute of Science

Banaras Hindu University 

Varanasi, 221005

India 

Satish K Verma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India where he teaches plant pathology and microbiology to graduate and post graduate students. He worked as Raman Fellow at the Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, where he teaches plant pathology and microbiology to graduate and post graduate students. He received his Ph.D. in Botany (Endophytes) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and he also served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan, India for three years. He has published 16 research papers in scientific journals, including Microbial Ecology, Symbiosis, Annals of Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, Plant and Soil, and Current Science. He has also published 3 book chapters. His research interests include the functions of plant microbiomes, endophyte diversity and ecology, and the roles of endophytes in modulation of plant development and protection of hosts from biotic and abiotic stresses.  

 

White, James Francis  Jr., Ph.D.

Department of Plant Biology and Pathology

Rutgers University

New Brunswick

New Jersey, 08901

USA 

 James White is a Professor at the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the biology of fungi.  Dr. White received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn University (Alabama) in Botany and Plant Pathology, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. White has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and has edited five reference books on the topic of plant-microbe symbioses. Dr. White’s research interests include the evolutionary development of microbial plant symbioses—including the study of both fossil and extant systems. Recently, together with students and collaborators, he has been examining the roles of endophytic microbes in stimulating plant development and protection from biotic and abiotic stresses. 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Seed-Vectored Microbes: Their Roles in Improving Seedling Fitness and Competitor Plant Suppression

    White, James Francis, Jr (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Thinking About PPFM Bacteria as a Model of Seed Endophytes: Who Are They? Where Did They Come from? What Are They Doing for the Plant? What Can They Do for Us?

    Holland, Mark A.

    Pages 21-34

  • Seed Endophytes and Their Potential Applications

    Li, Haiyan (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Exploring Endophytic Communities of Plants: Methods for Assessing Diversity, Effects on Host Development and Potential Biotechnological Applications

    Verma, Satish K. (et al.)

    Pages 55-82

  • Understanding the Indigenous Seed Microbiota to Design Bacterial Seed Treatments

    Wassermann, Birgit (et al.)

    Pages 83-99

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10504-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10503-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seed Endophytes
Book Subtitle
Biology and Biotechnology
Editors
  • Satish Kumar Verma
  • James Francis Jr. White
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10504-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10504-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10503-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 507
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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