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Cover for Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying graft compatibility.

This chapter aims to review the biology of grafting and the factors influencing graft compatibility, focusing on the molecular and physiological aspects affecting graft development and success in herbaceous and woody plants. Recently, genes known to be involved in wounding/healing, vascular...

Author(s)
Pina, A.; Cookson, S. J.; Calatayud, A.; Trinchera, A.; Errea, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioactive natural products for managing downy mildew disease in grapevine.

This chapter reviews updates on the effects of secondary metabolites from plants and of environmental microorganisms on zoosporogenesis, zoospore motility and cystospore germination of P. viticola. The efficacies of plant and microbial extracts or pure secondary metabolites on the suppression of...

Author(s)
Islam, M. T.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural toxins that affect plant amino acid metabolism.

A diverse range of natural compounds interfere with the synthesis and other aspects of amino acid metabolism. Some are amino acid analogues, but most are not. This review covers a number of specific natural phytotoxic compounds by molecular target site. The inhibition of glutamine synthetase is of...

Author(s)
Duke, S. O.; Dayan, F. E.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungicide discovery.

This chapter deals with fungicide development, considering some aspects: (i) diseases with the greatest market potential; (ii) new and emergent diseases; (ii) novel modes of action; and (iv) experimentally tractable pathogens. The screening of fungicide 'leads' (active compounds with the potential...

Author(s)
Oliver, R.; Hewitt, H. G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resveratrol: a chemo-preventative agent with diverse applications.

This book chapter reviews the occurrence/sources, chemical structure, classification (according to isomers), physiological effects, metabolism and bioavailability, stability, dosage, and safety of resveratrol as a phytochemical. The various roles of resveratrol in biological systems are also...

Author(s)
Charu Gupta; Girish Sharma; Chan, D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643632)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance to QoI and SDHI fungicides in Japan.

This chapter discusses the history, current situation and molecular mechanism of resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides, which are inhibitors of mitochondrial respiration at Qo site of cytochrome bc1 enzyme complex, in some plant pathogenic fungi in Japan. The molecular diagnostic ...

Author(s)
Ishii, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939052)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of fungicide resistance in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Botryotinia fuckeliana</i> (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Botrytis cinerea</i>).

Botryotinia fuckeliana, teleomorph of Botrytis cinerea, is the causal agent of grey mould. This chapter reviews the most significant progress in the knowledge on genetic mechanisms underlying acquired resistance in B. fuckeliana to the main groups of fungicides used against grey mould, such as...

Author(s)
Angelini, R. M. de M.; Pollastro, S.; Faretra, F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939052)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vacuolar ATPase: a model proton pump for antifungal drug discovery.

This chapter reviews current knowledge on the structure and function of fungal vacoular ATPase (V-ATPase), highlighting its potential use as a drug target for discovering novel antifungal compounds. Current studies on high-throughput screening for inhibitors of V-ATPase are briefly discussed.

Author(s)
Parra, K. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939434)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Inhibition of quorum sensing as a novel antimicrobial strategy.

This chapter reviews relevant compounds previously tested as inhibitors of quorum sensing in pathogenic bacteria, including discussions on their mechanism of antibacterial action.

Author(s)
Brackman, G.; Nelis, H. J.; Coenye, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939434)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Acetyl-CoA carboxylase as a target for antibacterial development.

This chapter reviews biochemical pathways relevant to bacterial fatty acid synthesis, with emphasis on the important reactions catalysed by the holoenzyme acetyl-CoA carboxylase. Antibacterial compounds previously investigated that inhibit the two component enzymes of the holoenzyme are described,...

Author(s)
Waldrop, G. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939434)
Type
Book chapter

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