"Overall this book is a must-have for researchers and students in the fields of plant pathology, microbiology, bacteriology, and plant-microbe interactions. It serves as an introductory textbook for students and an encyclopedia of many perspectives on the virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria for other interested readers."--Bois et forêts des tropiques
This Book Delivers Foundational Research for the Novel, Efficient, and Sustainable Management of Bacterial Plant Diseases Plant pathogenic bacteria cause dramatic yield and economic losses in agriculture, making it harder to meet the challenge of providing an adequate food supply for the world. Understanding the virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria lays the foundation for creative, effective, and ongoing management of bacterial diseases of plants. Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria helps students and researchers do just that.This important book is a central resource for learning about the many virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria. It particularly reviews individual virulence traits and shows how each pathogen uses different virulence traits to cause disease. Color photographs, placed throughout the book, enable readers to visually understand the various topics covered.This book highlights the exciting progress made in the study of virulence mechanisms of plant-pathogenic bacteria by reviewing the latest research on this topic in the context of the most important bacterial diseases in agriculture. Part one of the book includes chapters on basic concepts related to virulence mechanisms of bacteria, including quorum sensing, biofilms, pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), cell surface polysaccharides (SPSs), fimbrial surface attachment structures, cyclic diguanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) regulation, bacterial secretion systems and effectors, cell-wall-degrading enzymes, regulation, metals as regulators of virulence, and high-throughput sequencing technology. Part two offers case studies of virulence mechanisms in bacterial pathogens such as ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ spp., Xylella fastidiosa, phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, Erwinia amylovora, Ralstonia spp., Xanthomonas spp., Pectobacterium and Dickeya spp., and Streptomyces spp. Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria was led by an editing team of top scientists in this field. This team gathered a group of chapter authors who are all active researchers within the discipline, making this the most authoritative reference available. Overall, Virulence Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria is a must-have for researchers and students in the fields of plant pathology, microbiology, bacteriology, and plant-microbe interactions. It serves as an introductory textbook for students and an encyclopedia of many perspectives on the virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic bacteria for other interested readers.
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