Prokaryotic Symbionts in Plants

  • Editors
  • Katharina Pawlowski

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Rhizobia-Legume Symbioses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Aneta Dresler-Nurmi, David P. Fewer, Leena A. Räsänen, Kristina Lindström
      Pages 3-41
    3. Aneta Dresler-Nurmi, David P. Fewer, Leena A. Räsänen, Kristina Lindström
      Pages 43-44
    4. Andreas Untergasser, Ton Bisseling, René Geurts
      Pages 45-69
    5. Anke Becker
      Pages 71-100
  3. Actinorhizal Symbioses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-102
    2. Philippe Normand, Maria P. Fernandez
      Pages 103-125
    3. Katharina Pawlowski
      Pages 127-154
    4. Tomas Persson, Kerstin Huss-Danell
      Pages 155-178
  4. Cyanobacterial Symbioses

  5. Diazotrophic Endophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-272
    2. Michael Rothballer, Michael Schmid, Anton Hartmann
      Pages 273-302
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


Endophytic prokaryotes can invade the tissue of the host plant without triggering defense reactions or disease symptoms. Instead, they promote the growth of the host plant due to their ability to fix atmospheric dinitrogen and/or to produce plant growth-promoting substances.

This Microbiology Monographs volume presents up-to-date findings on the interactions between plants and beneficial prokaryotes, including the use of genomics for the analysis of plant-prokaryote symbioses and their evolution. Rhizobia-legume, actinorhizal and cyanobacterial symbioses are presented.


Actinorhiza Cyanobacteria Diazotrophic bacterial endophytes Frankia Gunera-Nostoc Nitrogen-fixing Rhizobia Root nodules evolution microbiology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-75459-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-75460-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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