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Microbial ecology of aerial plant surfaces.

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This book focuses on the ecology of the microbiology of the surfaces of above-ground, aerial portion of vascular plants (including stem, leaves, fruits and flowers), collectively known as the phylloplane. It is divided into 6 sections, highlighting both the value of this highly diverse habitat to research in microbiology and the importance of this research to plant health and ecosystem functions. ...


Chapter 15 (Page no: 209)

Effects of endophytes on colonisation by leaf surface microbiota.

This chapter, which focuses on the effects of fungal endophytes on colonization by leaf surface microbiota, presents evidence that Phoma medicaginis synthesises brefeldin A for defence against phylloplane organisms attempting to gain entry into the plant from the outside.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Phyllosphere microbiology: a perspective. Author(s): Lindow, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Microbial diversity in the phyllosphere and rhizosphere of field grown crop plants: microbial specialisation at the plant surface. Author(s): Timms-Wilson, T. M. Smalla, K. Goodall, T. I. Houlden, A. Gallego, V. Bailey, M. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 37) Diversity, scale and variation of endophytic fungi in leaves of tropical plants. Author(s): Bayman, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Microorganisms in the phyllosphere of temperate forest ecosystems in a changing environment. Author(s): Müller, T. Strobel, K. Ulrich, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Bacterial biofilm formation, adaptation and fitness. Author(s): Rice, S. A. Kjelleberg, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) Bacterial assemblages on plant surfaces. Author(s): Monier, J. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 107) The role of plant genetics in determining above- and below-ground microbial communities. Author(s): Schweitzer, J. A. Bailey, J. K. Bangert, R. K. Hart, S. C. Whitham, T. G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 121) A survey of A-L biofilm formation and cellulose expression amongst soil and plant-associated Pseudomonas isolates. Author(s): Spiers, A. J. Arnold, D. L. Moon, C. D. Timms-Wilson, T. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 133) Biological control of plant diseases by phyllosphere applied biological control agents. Author(s): Jacobsen, B. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 149) Ecophysiology of biocontrol agents for improved competence in the phyllosphere. Author(s): Magan, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 165) Compost teas: alternative approaches to the biological control of plant diseases. Author(s): Mahaffee, W. F. Scheuerell, S. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 181) Molecular interactions at the leaf surface: Xanthomonas and its host. Author(s): Wilson, M. Moss, W. Zhang, Y. Jones, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) Erwiniae: genomics and the secret life of a plant pathogen. Author(s): Toth, I. K. Moleleki, L. Pritchard, L. Liu, H. Humphris, S. Hyman, L. Axelsen, G. W. Brurberg, M. B. Ravensdale, M. Gilroy, E. Birch, P. R. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 201) Host-pathogen interactions of relevance to the phyllosphere. Author(s): Sundin, G. W.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 223) Plant control of phyllosphere diversity: genotype interactions with ultraviolet-B radiation. Author(s): Stapleton, A. E. Simmons, S. J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 239) Population growth and the landscape ecology of microbes on leaf surfaces. Author(s): Andrews, J. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 251) What DNA microarrays can tell us about bacterial diversity: a new light on an old question. Author(s): Andersen, G. L. Piceno, Y. M. DeSantis, T. Z. Brodie, E. L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 269) Human pathogens and the health threat of the phyllosphere. Author(s): Brandl, M. T.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 287) Post-harvest spoilage of wheat grains: malodour formation and the infection process. Author(s): Spencer-Phillips, P. T. N. Wallington, A. Köckenberger, W. Gunson, H. E. Ratcliffe, N. M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 305) Atmospheric composition and the phyllosphere: the role of foliar surfaces in regulating biogeochemical cycles. Author(s): Fowler, D. Cape, J. N. Muller, J. Coyle, M. Sutton, M. A. Smith, R. Jeffree, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biotechnology, University of Kaiserslautern, Erwin-Schroedinger-Str. 56, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930615
  • Record Number
  • 20073026327