Plant Microbe Interface

  • Ajit Varma
  • Swati Tripathi
  • Ram Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ibrahim Ortaş, Mazhar Rafique, Md Toufiq Iqbal
    Pages 1-26
  3. Francesca Ori, Ian Hall, Carmelo Gianchino, Mirco Iotti, Alessandra Zambonelli
    Pages 69-93
  4. Narendra Kumar, S. M. Paul Khurana
    Pages 177-194
  5. Narendra Kumar, Sarika Chaturvedi, S. M. Paul Khurana
    Pages 195-218
  6. Hillary Righini, Roberta Roberti
    Pages 219-238
  7. Monika Jangir, Satyawati Sharma, Shilpi Sharma
    Pages 239-251
  8. Fátima Martins, José Alberto Pereira, Paula Baptista
    Pages 253-269
  9. Prachi Bhargava, Mahejibin Khan, Ankit Verma, Anushka Singh, Sukriti Singh, Siddharth Vats et al.
    Pages 271-289
  10. Nagarathinam Arunkumar, Suchitra Rakesh, Kaushik Rajaram, Narayanasamy Ravi Kumar, Siva Sundara Kumar Durairajan
    Pages 309-324
  11. Gufran Ahmad, Yasar Nishat, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Danish, Touseef Hussain
    Pages 325-346
  12. Mahendra Rai, Patrycja Golińska, Sudhir Shende, Priti Paralikar, Pramod Ingle, Avinash P. Ingle
    Pages 347-367

About this book


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.


Microbial Consortia Microbial Ecology Plant Management Plant Molecular Biology Plant Microbe Interaction Soil Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  • Swati Tripathi
    • 2
  • Ram Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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