Genes Involved in Plant Defense - T. Boller; F. Meins;Springer-Verlag, 1992, Hardback.
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Many fungi and bacteria that associate with plants are potentially harmful and can cause disease, while others enter into mutually beneficial symbioses. Co-evolution of plants with pathogenic and symbiotic microbes has lead to refined mechanisms of reciprocal recognition, defence and counter-defence. Genes in both partners determine and regulate these mechanisms. A detailed understanding of these genes provides basic biological insights as well as a starting point for developing novel methods of crop protection against pathogens. This volume deals with defence-related genes of plants and their regulation as well as with the genes of microbes involved in their interaction with plants. Illustrated with B&W photographs, diagrams and tables.