© 1986

Recognition in Microbe-Plant Symbiotic and Pathogenic Interactions

  • Ben Lugtenberg
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Recognition in Nodulation by Rhizobium

    1. Sharon R. Long, N. Kent Peters, John T. Mulligan, Mark E. Dudley, Robert F. Fisher
      Pages 1-15
    2. F. Debellé, S. B. Sharma, C. Rosenberg, J. Vasse, F. Maillet, G. Truchet et al.
      Pages 17-28
    3. A. Pühler, M. F. Hynes, D. Kapp, P. Müller, K. Niehaus
      Pages 29-37
    4. B. G. Rolfe, J. W. Redmond, M. Batley, H. Chen, S. P. Djordjevic, R. W. Ridge et al.
      Pages 39-54
    5. Herman P. Spaink, Robert J. H. Okker, Carel A. Wijffelman, Elly Pees, Ben Lugtenberg
      Pages 55-68
    6. S. L. A. Hobbs, C. M. O. DeLong, S. Denes, V. N. Iyer
      Pages 69-78
    7. Joseph W. Lamb, Brigitte Regensburger, Hans-Martin Fisher, Michael Göttfert, Linda Meyer, Sabine Ebeling et al.
      Pages 79-86
    8. Gary Stacey, Larry J. Halverson, Tony Nieuwkoop, Zsofia Banfalvi, Maria G. Schell, David Gerhold et al.
      Pages 87-99
    9. J. W. Kijne, G. Smit, C. L. Díaz, B. J. J. Lugtenberg
      Pages 101-111
    10. Päivi Lipsanen, Kristina Lindström
      Pages 113-114
    11. John W. Redmond, Michael Batley, Roger W. Innes, Peter L. Kuempel, Michael A. Djordjevic, Barry G. Rolfe
      Pages 115-121
    12. Carel Wijffelman, Bas Zaat, Herman Spaink, Ine Mulders, Ton van Brussel, Rob Okker et al.
      Pages 123-135
    13. N. J. Brewin, D. J. Bradley, E. A. Wood, G. Galfre, G. W. Butcher
      Pages 153-161
    14. Ton Bisseling, Henk Franssen, Ton Gloudemans, Francine Govers, Marja Moerman, Jan-Peter Nap et al.
      Pages 163-169
  3. Recognition in Pathogen — Plant Interaction

About these proceedings


This volume comprises the lectures of the speakers at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at the Congress Centre The Flevohof at Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands, May 11-16, 1986. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together experts in symbiosis, plant pathology and plant molecular biology in order to discuss recent progress in the field of microbe -plant re­ cognition at the molecular level, to promote integration of various disciplines, and to define recommendations for future research and applications. Plants have developed a variety of sophisticated defence mechanisms to cope with an environment in which many different microbes live. Most microbes which colonize plant tissues are harmless. Some microbes have developed ways to attack plants successfully, resulting in enormous losses of crop yields. Other microbes have reached an agreement with the host plant which is beneficial for both: these microbes live in symbiosis with the plant and provide their host plant for example with substantial amounts of atmospheric nitrogen. Chemical protection of crops is a necessity in modern crop management but this treatment has some negative effects as well. Therefore scientists are looking for alternative, biological, ways to control crop pests. Against this background specialists from eleven countries discussed the results of their most recent work on the molecular background of microbe -plant interactions. It appeared that, in order to capitalize the recent rapid progress made in the mole­ cular genetical studies on Rhizobium-legume and pathogen-host plant interactions, a multidisciplinary approach is required.


Pathogen biology crop pests microbe molecular biology nitrogen plant plant pathology plants tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Lugtenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Molecular BiologyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Recognition in Microbe-Plant Symbiotic and Pathogenic Interactions
  • Editors Ben Lugtenberg
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17183-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-71654-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-71652-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 449
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Plant Sciences
    Cell Biology
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