Symbiosis of plants and microbes /
D. Werner.
1st ed.
London : Chapman & Hall, 1992.
x, 389 p. : ill.
0412362309 :
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London : Chapman & Hall, 1992.
0412362309 :
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Translation of: Pflanzliche und mikrobielle symbiosen.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Review Quotes up-to-date and lucid introduction to the subject for undergraduates and graduates... Agro lavoiser; ... a refreshingly up-to-date account of the field... the text fills a very important gap in the literature... a well written text aimed at advanced undergraduates, but more realistically at researchers who will find it an invaluable reference of great practical help in their work. K. Killam; the book is very comprehensive, easy to understand, and a pleasure to read with helpful photographs, figures and tables - Journal of Plant Physiology
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Main Description
Symbiotic associations are of great importance in agriculture and forestry, especially in plant nutrition and plant cultivation. This book provides an up-to-date and lucid introduction to the subject. The emphasis is on describing the variety of symbiotic relationships and their agricultural and environmental applications.
Table of Contents
An overview: the meaning of plant and microbe symbioses and endosymbiont theory of evolution of chloroplasts and mitochondriap. 1
Commensalism, parasitism and symbiosis (mutualism)p. 1
The importance of plant symbiosesp. 3
The evolution of chloroplasts and mitochondria: the endosymbiont theoryp. 3
Specific associations between micro-organisms and plantsp. 20
Rhizospherep. 20
Phyllospherep. 36
Spermospherep. 42
Phycospherep. 42
The Rhizobium/Bradyrhizobium - Fabales symbiosisp. 49
The microsymbiont: Rhizobium, Bradyrhizobium, Sinorhizobium and Azorhizobiump. 49
The macrosymbiont: host plant; Fabalesp. 82
The symbiosisp. 90
The Bradyrhizobium sp. Parasponia Symbiosisp. 168
Actinorhizap. 171
The microsymbiont: Frankiap. 171
The macrosymbiont: the host plantp. 174
Infection and the development of actinorhizap. 176
Structure and function of actinorhizap. 184
Other bacterial symbiosesp. 196
Algae as host cellsp. 196
Protozoa as host cellsp. 196
Leaf symbioses of the Rubiaceae, Myrsinaceae and Dioscoreaceaep. 201
Insects, worms and mussels as hostsp. 205
The symbiotic light organs of fish and squidp. 209
Symbioses in the digestive tract of ruminantsp. 210
Cyanobacterial symbioses (except lichens)p. 220
Endocyanomsp. 220
Diatom - cyanobacteria symbiosesp. 224
The bryophyte - Nostoc symbiosisp. 225
Azolla - Nostoc symbiosisp. 227
Cycad - Nostoc/Anabaena symbiosisp. 236
Gunnera - Nostoc symbiosisp. 240
Animal symbioses with cyanobacteria and Prochloronp. 242
Phycosymbiosesp. 248
The plastids of Cryptophytes and mastic amoeba as reduced symbiotic cellsp. 248
Dinophytes as symbiontsp. 248
Chlorophytes as symbiontsp. 255
Chrysophytes as symbiontsp. 262
Rhodophytes as symbiontsp. 263
Chloroplasts of algae as organelles in gastropodsp. 263
Lichens and Geosiphonp. 270
The photobiontsp. 270
The mycobiontsp. 271
The symbiosisp. 274
Geosiphonp. 291
Vesicular - Arbuscular mycorrhizap. 299
The microsymbiontp. 300
Host plants (macrosymbionts) and 'non-host plants'p. 306
Development and function of the symbiosisp. 309
Ectomycorrhiza, ericoid- and orchidmycorrhizaep. 339
Ectomycorrhizap. 339
Ect-endomycorrhiza in conifersp. 361
Mycorrhiza of the Ericalesp. 362
Orchid mycorrhizap. 366
Indexp. 381
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