Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Methods and Protocols

  • Paul Birch
  • John T. Jones
  • Jorunn I.B. Bos

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1127)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bioinformatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter J. A. Cock, Leighton Pritchard
      Pages 3-15
    3. Leighton Pritchard, David Broadhurst
      Pages 53-64
  3. Cell Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Martina Beck, Ji Zhou, Christine Faulkner, Silke Robatzek
      Pages 67-80
    3. Petra Boevink, Hazel McLellan, Tatyana Bukharova, Stefan Engelhardt, Paul Birch
      Pages 81-90
  4. From Assays of Pathogen Virulence to Effector Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Axel A. Elling, John T. Jones
      Pages 113-124
    3. Alexander D. Coleman, Marco Pitino, Saskia A. Hogenhout
      Pages 125-136
    4. Daniel F. A. Tomé, Jens Steinbrenner, Jim L. Beynon
      Pages 145-158
    5. Michael Ayliffe, Sambasivam K. Periyannan, Angela Feechan, Ian Dry, Ulrike Schumann, Evans Lagudah et al.
      Pages 159-172
    6. Jens Steinbrenner, Matthew Eldridge, Daniel F. A. Tomé, Jim L. Beynon
      Pages 195-211
  5. Methods to Identify Resistance Genes and Avirulence Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Juan Du, Vivianne G. A. A. Vleeshouwers
      Pages 257-268
    3. Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Kentaro Yoshida, Hiromasa Saitoh, Muluneh Tamiru, Ryohei Terauchi
      Pages 269-275
    4. Narayana M. Upadhyaya, Jeffery G. Ellis, Peter N. Dodds
      Pages 277-290
    5. Florian Jupe, Xinwei Chen, Walter Verweij, Kamel Witek, Jonathan D. G. Jones, Ingo Hein
      Pages 291-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-306

About this book


Plant-Pathogen Interactions: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition expands upon the first edition with current, detailed protocols for the study of plant pathogen genome sequences. It contains new chapters on techniques to help identify and characterize effectors and to study their impacts on host immunity and their roles in pathogen biology. Additional chapters focus on protocols to identify avirulence and resistance genes, investigate the roles of effector targets and other defence-associated proteins in plant immunity. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Plant-Pathogen Interactions: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition seeks to aid scientists in the further study of plant immunity.


Effector-Triggered Immunity (ETI) Pattern-Triggered Immunity (PTI) bioinformatic methods cell biology genome architecture genome assembly genome sequences pathogens plant pathogen genome sequences plant-pathogen interactions

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Birch
    • 1
  • John T. Jones
    • 2
  • Jorunn I.B. Bos
    • 3
  1. 1.Dundee Effector Consortium, Cell and Molecular Sciences, The James Hutton InstituteDundeeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Cell and Molecular Sciences,The James Hutton InstituteDundeeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Cell and Molecular SciencesThe James Hutton InstituteDundeeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-985-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-986-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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