Secretions and Exudates in Biological Systems

  • Jorge M. Vivanco
  • František Baluška

Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Clelia De-la-Peña, Dayakar V. Badri, Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
    Pages 1-26
  3. Hinanit Koltai, Radoslava Matusova, Yoram Kapulnik
    Pages 49-73
  4. Bartosz Adamczyk, Aino Smolander, Veikko Kitunen, Mirosław Godlewski
    Pages 75-89
  5. Azeddine Driouich, Marc-Antoine Cannesan, Flavien Dardelle, Caroline Durand, Barbara Plancot, Sophie Bernard et al.
    Pages 91-107
  6. Navaneetha Santhanam, Dayakar V. Badri, Stephen R. Decker, Daniel K. Manter, Kenneth F. Reardon, Jorge M. Vivanco
    Pages 125-153
  7. Massimo Nepi, Patrick von Aderkas, Ettore Pacini
    Pages 155-185
  8. María Escalante-Pérez, Martin Heil
    Pages 187-219
  9. Charlotte Aumeier, Diedrik Menzel
    Pages 221-250
  10. Brittany A. Barnett, Tiffany L. Weir
    Pages 251-267
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 279-183

About this book


Secretions and emissions in biological systems play important signaling roles within the organism but also in its communications with the surrounding environment.  This volume brings together state-of-the-art information on the role of secretions and emissions in different organs and organisms ranging from flowers and roots of plants to nematodes and human organs. The plant chapters relate information regarding the biochemistry of flower volatiles and root exudates, and their role in attracting pollinators and soil microbial communities respectively. Microbial chapters explain the biochemistry and ecology of quorum sensing and how microbial communities highly co-adapted to plants can aid in bio-energy applications by degrading ligno-cellulosic materials. Other chapters explain the biology of secretions by nematodes, algae and humans, among other organisms. This volume will be a welcome addition to the literature, as no other book covers aspects related to biological secretion in such a holistic and integrative manner.


Quorum Sensing plants roots roots, Symbiosis, secretion

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge M. Vivanco
    • 1
  • František Baluška
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Rhizosphere BiologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Inst. Zelluläre und Molekulare, Botanik (IZMB)Universität BonnBonnGermany

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