Molecular Genetics of Host-Specific Toxins in Plant Disease

Proceedings of the 3rd Tottori International Symposium on Host-Specific Toxins, Daisen, Tottori, Japan, August 24–29, 1997

  • Keisuke Kohmoto
  • Olen C. Yoder

Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Toxin Biosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. M. Hohn, S. P. McCormick, N. J. Alexander, A. E. Desjardins, R. H. Proctor
      Pages 17-24
    3. Jonathan D. Walton, Joong-Hoon Ahn, John W. Pitkin, Yi-qiang Cheng, Anastasia N. Nikolskaya, Richard Ransom et al.
      Pages 25-34
    4. Takashi Tsuge, Aiko Tanaka, Rieko Hatta, Hiroshi Shiotani
      Pages 43-52
    5. Hideaki Oikawa, Akitami Ichihara
      Pages 81-90
    6. D. C. Gross, B. K. Scholz-Schroeder, J.-H. Zhang, I. Grgurina, F. Mariotti, G. Della Torre et al.
      Pages 91-98
  3. Effects of Toxins on Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Don Baldwin, Virginia Crane, Nasser Yalpani, Steve Briggs
      Pages 101-104
    3. T. J. Wolpert, D. A. Navarre, J. M. Lorang
      Pages 105-114
    4. S. Arase, T. Uehara, Y. Honda, M. Nozu, P. Park
      Pages 115-124
    5. S. Strelkov, L. Lamari, G. M. Ballance, N. P. Orolaza
      Pages 137-138
    6. T. Tsurushima, C. Ji, Y. Okinaka, Y. Takeuchi, J. J. Sims, S. L. Midland et al.
      Pages 139-140
    7. David Gilchrist, Hong Wang, Jim Lincoln, Bert Overduin, Richard Bostock
      Pages 141-150

About this book

Introduction

For investigators engaged in the study of toxins generally, and host-specific toxins in particular, it is a rare treat to attend a meeting in which toxins involved in plant pathogenesis are emphasized. A gathering of this type provides opportunity to consider the discovery of new toxins, their chemical structures, genes encoding enzymes that control their biosyntheses, their sites of action and physiological effects on plants, and their roles (if any) in pathological processes. Having acknowledged the inspiration fostered by a 'toxin meeting', however, it is important to point out that the program of this symposium was generously sprinkled with 'nontoxin' talks. These contributions generated cross-disciplinary discussion and promoted new ways of thinking about relationships among factors required for plant disease development. The point can be illustrated by considering just one example. We have in the past often regarded diseases mediated by host-specific toxins and diseases involving 'gene-for-gene' relationships as representing two different classes of fungal/plant interaction. This is largely because the key molecular recognition event in so-called 'toxin' diseases leads to compatibility, whereas the corresponding event in 'gene-for-gene' diseases leads to incompatibility. Yet the race specific elicitors produced by the 'gene-for-gene' fungi Cladosporium fulvum (De Wit, Adv. Bot. Res. 21:147- 185, 1995) and Rhynchosporium secalis (Rohe et a1. , EMBO J.

Keywords

Pathogene biotechnology degradation detoxification pathogen physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Keisuke Kohmoto
    • 1
  • Olen C. Yoder
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureTottori UniversityKoyama, TottoriJapan
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5218-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6197-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5218-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-1318
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