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Plant Microbe Interface

Editors: Varma, Ajit, Tripathi, Swati, Prasad, Ram (Eds.)

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  • Shares the latest findings on the plant-microbe interface and its application in plant productivity and food sustainability
  • Addresses microbial technology, environmental microbiology, agricultural science, the health sciences, biological sciences and other related disciplines
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This book shares the latest insights into the genetic basis of molecular communication between plants and their microbial consortia. Further, the book highlights the capabilities of the rhizosphere and endosphere, which help manage ecosystem responses to climate change, nutrient cycling and sequestration of carbon; and discusses their application to the development and management of renewable energy sources.

In their natural environments, plants are surrounded by a tremendous number of microorganisms. Some microbes directly interact with plants in a mutually beneficial fashion, while others colonize plants solely for their own advantage. In addition, microbes can indirectly affect plants by drastically altering their environments. Understanding the complex nature of the plant-microbe interface (PMI) can pave the way for novel strategies to improve plant productivity in an eco-friendly manner.

The PMI approach focuses on understanding the physical, molecular, and chemical interactions between organisms in order to determine their functional roles in biological, physical, chemical and environmental systems. Although several metabolites from plants and microbes have now been fully characterized, their roles in chemical interactions between these associates remain poorly understood, and require further investigation.


About the authors

Prof Dr Ajit Varma: Professor Varma completed his PhD at Allahabad University and is a former Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Presently, he is Group Dy. Vice Chancellor at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence at the Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; and Vice Chairman of the Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 374 papers in respected journals and has served as Editor in Chief of the Soil Biology Series, Springer Verlag Germany. Dr Varma is a Fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Society, Germany, elected Fellow of the National Academy Agricultural Sciences, and Fellow of the Microbiology Society of India.

Dr Swati Tripathi: Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Noida, India. She is working on plant microbe interaction, and microbial biotechnology. Dr Tripathi has a number of research papers and review articles to her credit in the journals of international repute. She has her post doctoral experience from South Korea and has been awarded Early Career Research Award recently.

Dr Ram Prasad: Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Noida, India. He is working on plant microbe interaction, nanobiotechnology, and microbial biotechnology. Dr Prasad has edited several books and has a number of research papers and review articles to his credit in the journals of international repute. During 2014, Dr Prasad has been awarded American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigator, USA. Presently, he is working as Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Mycorrhizae Resource Allocation in Root Development and Root Morphology

    Pages 1-26

    Ortaş, Ibrahim (et al.)

  • Plant-Mycorrhizal and Plant-Rhizobial Interfaces: Underlying Mechanisms and Their Roles in Sustainable Agroecosystems

    Pages 27-67

    Garg, Neera (et al.)

  • Truffles and Morels: Two Different Evolutionary Strategies of Fungal-Plant Interactions in the Pezizales

    Pages 69-93

    Ori, Francesca (et al.)

  • AM Fungi and Trichoderma Interaction for Biological Control of Soilborne Plant Pathogen Fusarium oxysporum

    Pages 95-128

    Doley, Khirood (et al.)

  • Management of Soil-Borne Diseases of Grain Legumes Through Broad-Spectrum Actinomycetes Having Plant Growth-Promoting and Biocontrol Traits

    Pages 129-144

    Gopalakrishnan, Subramaniam (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19831-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19830-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Microbe Interface
Editors
  • Ajit Varma
  • Swati Tripathi
  • Ram Prasad
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19831-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19831-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19830-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 415
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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