Defensive mutualism in microbial symbiosis /

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Imprint:Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009.
Description:xvii, 412 p., [3] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Series:Mycology series ; 27
Subject:Endophytic fungi.
Mutualism (Biology)
Endophytic fungi.
Mutualism (Biology)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:White, James F. (James Francis), 1953-
Torres, MoĢnica S.
ISBN:9781420069310 (alk. paper)
1420069314 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Editors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Part I. Overview of Mutualistic Associations and Defense
  • 1. Introduction: Symbiosis, Defensive Mutualism, and Variations on the Theme
  • 2. Defensive Mutualism and Grass Endophytes: Still Valid after All These Years?
  • 3. Overview of Defensive Mutualism in the Marine Environment
  • Part II. Prokaryotic Defensive Symbionts
  • 4. Microbial Symbionts for Defense and Competition among Ciliate Hosts
  • 5. Bacterial Chemical Defenses of Marine Animal Hosts
  • 6. Is the Vibrio fischeri-Euprymna scolopes Symbiosis a Defensive Mutualism?
  • 7. Entomopathogenic Nematode and Bacteria Mutualism
  • 8. Interspecies Competition in a Bacteria-Nematode Mutualism
  • 9. Defensive Symbionts in Aphids and Other Insects
  • 10. Fungus-Growing Ant-Microbe Symbiosis: Using Microbes to Defend Beneficial Associations within Symbiotic Communities
  • Part III. Eukaryotic Defensive Symbionts
  • 11. Chemical Defense in Lichen Symbioses
  • 12. Arbuscular Mycorrhizae as Defense against Pathogens
  • 13. Evaluation of Mycorrhizal Symbioses as Defense in Extreme Environments
  • 14. Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on Enhancement of Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses
  • 15. Conifer Endophytes
  • 18. Extensions to and Modulation of Defensive Mutualism in Grass Endophytes
  • 16. Diversity and Ecological Roles of Clavicipitaceous Endophytes of Grasses
  • 17. Contributions of Pharmaceutical Antibiotic and Secondary Metabolite Discovery to the Understanding of Microbial Defense and Antagonism
  • Part IV. Fungal Endophyte as Model System to Understand Defensive Mutualism
  • 19. Conceptual Model for the Analysis of Plant-Endophyte Symbiosis in Relation to Abiotic Stress
  • 20. Habitat-Adapted Symbiosis as a Defense against Abiotic and Biotic Stresses
  • 21. Insect Herbivory and Defensive Mutualisms between Plants and Fungi
  • 22. Fungal Endophytes: Defensive Characteristics and Implications for Agricultural Applications
  • 23. Endophytic Niche and Grass Defense
  • Index