Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Vivek Kumar
  • Ram Prasad
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Devendra K. Choudhary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rasheed A. Adeleke, Bhavna Nunthkumar, Ashira Roopnarain, Linda Obi
    Pages 1-34
  3. Diogo Mina, José Alberto Pereira, Teresa Lino-Neto, Paula Baptista
    Pages 35-52
  4. Encarna Velázquez, Lorena Carro, José David Flores-Félix, Esther Menéndez, Martha-Helena Ramírez-Bahena, Alvaro Peix
    Pages 79-104
  5. Ahmed Mohamed Eid, Salim S. Salim, Saad El-Din Hassan, Mohamed A. Ismail, Amr Fouda
    Pages 119-144
  6. Qasim Ali, Sana Ashraf, Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Ijaz
    Pages 145-170
  7. P. Jishma, E. K. Radhakrishnan
    Pages 171-189
  8. Zabta Khan Shinwari, Faouzia Tanveer, Irum Iqrar
    Pages 231-250
  9. Maqshoof Ahmad, Sajid Mahmood Nadeem, Zahir Ahmad Zahir
    Pages 251-291
  10. Camila Gazolla Volpiano, Bruno Brito Lisboa, Camille Eichelberger Granada, Jackson Freitas Brilhante São José, Andreia Mara Rotta de Oliveira, Anelise Beneduzi et al.
    Pages 315-336
  11. Miguel O. P. Navarro, Amanda C. M. Piva, Ane S. Simionato, Flávia R. Spago, Fluvio Modolon, Janaina Emiliano et al.
    Pages 337-374
  12. Ghoson Mosbah Daba, Waill Ahmed Elkhateeb, Ting-Chi Wen, Paul William Thomas
    Pages 375-383
  13. Muhammad Ijaz, Qasim Ali, Sana Ashraf, Muhammad Kamran, Abdul Rehman
    Pages 421-446
  14. Inga Tamošiūnė, Elena Andriūnaitė, Vidmantas Stanys, Danas Baniulis
    Pages 447-481
  15. Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Ijaz, Komal Mazhar, Sami Ul-Allah, Qasim Ali
    Pages 507-534

About this book


The book discusses the complex interactions between plants and their associated microbial communities. It also elucidates the ways in which these microbiomes are connected with the plant system, and how they affect plant health. 

The different chapters describe how microbiomes affect plants with regard to immunity, disease conditions, stress management and productivity. In addition, the book describes how an ‘additional plant genome’ functions as a whole organ system of the host, and how it presents both challenges and opportunities for the plant system. Moreover, the book includes a dedicated section on using omics tools to understand these interactions, and on exploiting them to their full potential. 


microbiome soil microbiology microbial ecology plant microbiome sustainable agriculture rhizosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Vivek Kumar
    • 1
  • Ram Prasad
    • 2
  • Manoj Kumar
    • 3
  • Devendra K. Choudhary
    • 4
  1. 1.Himalayan School of BiosciencesSwami Rama Himalayan UniversityDehradunIndia
  2. 2.School of Environmental Science & EnggSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Centre for Life SciencesCentral University of JharkhandRanchiIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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