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Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions

Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions

Francis Martin (Editor) , Sophien Kamoun (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-95822-3

Jan 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

444 pages

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Plants and microbes interact in a complex relationship that can have both harmful and beneficial impacts on both plant and microbial communities. Effectors, secreted microbial molecules that alter plant processes and facilitate colonization, are central to understanding the complicated interplay between plants and microbes.  Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions unlocks the molecular basis of this important class of microbial molecules and describes their diverse and complex interactions with host plants.

Effectors in Plant Microbe Interactions is divided into five sections that take stock of the current knowledge on effectors of plant-associated organisms. Coverage ranges from the impact of bacterial, fungal and oomycete effectors on plant immunity and high-throughput genomic analysis of effectors to the function and trafficking of these microbial molecules. The final section looks at effectors secreted by other eukaryotic microbes that are the focus of current and future research efforts.

Written by leading international experts in plant-microbe interactions, Effectors in Plant Microbe Interactions, will be an essential volume for plant biologists, microbiologists, pathologists, and geneticists.




Section 1 Plant Immune Response Pathways

1 Innate Immunity: Pattern Recognition in Plants
Delphine Chinchilla and Thomas Boller

2 Microbial Effectors and Their Role in Plant Defense Suppression
Dagmar Hann and Thomas Boller

Section 2 Genome-Wide Analyses of Microbial Effectors and Effector Evolution

3 Comparative Genomics and Evolution of Bacterial Type III Effectors
Ralf Koebnik and Magdalen Lindeberg

4 The Effectors of Smut Fungi
Gunther Doehlemann, Kerstin Schipper, and Regine Kahmann

5 Evolutionary and Functional Dynamics of Oomycete Effector Genes
Mireille van Damme, Liliana M. Cano, Ricardo Oliva, Sebastian Schornack, María Eugenia Segretin, Sophien Kamoun, and Sylvain Raffaele

Section 3 Microbial Effector Functions: Virulence and Avirulence

6 Suppression and Activation of the Plant Immune System by Pseudomonas syringae Effectors AvrPto and AvrPtoB
Gregory Martin

7 Rust Effectors
Sébastien Duplessis, David L. Joly, and Peter N. Dodds

8 Dothideomycete Effectors Facilitating Biotrophic and Necrotrophic Lifestyles
Thierry Rouxel and Pierre J.G.M. de Wit

Section 4 Effector Trafficking: Processing/Uptake by Plants and Secretion/Delivery by Microbes

9 Effector Translocation and Delivery by the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
Thomas Mentlak, Nicholas J. Talbot, and Thomas Kroj

10 Entry of Oomycete and Fungal Effectors into Host Cells
Brett M. Tyler

Section 5 Emerging Effectors—Symbionts, Nematodes, Insects, Metabolites

11 Roles of Effector Proteins in the Legume–Rhizobia Symbiosis
Silvia Ardissone and William James Deakin

12 Mutualistic Effectors: Architects of Symbiosis
Jonathan M. Plett and Francis Martin

13 Nematode Effector Proteins: Targets and Functions in Plant Parasitism
Marie-Noëlle Rosso, Richard S. Hussey, Eric L. Davis, Geert Smant, Thomas J. Baum, Pierre Abad, and
Melissa G. Mitchum

14 Effectors in Plant–Insect Interactions
Jorunn I.B. Bos and Saskia A. Hogenhout

15 Fungal Secondary Metabolites: Ancient Toxins and Novel Effectors in Plant–Microbe Interactions
Jérôme Collemare and Marc-Henri Lebrun