Molecular Plant Immunity provides an integrated look at
both well-established and emerging concepts in plant disease
resistance providing the most current information on this important
vitally important topic within plant biology. Understanding the
molecular basis of the plant immune system has implications on the
development of new varieties of sustainable crops, understanding
the challenges plant life will face in changing environments, as
well as providing a window into immune function that could have
translational appeal to human medicine.
Molecular Plant Immunity opens with chapters reviewing
how the first line of plant immune response is activated followed
by chapters looking at the molecular mechanisms that allow fungi,
bacteria, and oomycetes to circumvent those defenses. Plant
resistance proteins, which provide the second line of plant immune
defense, are then covered followed by chapters on the role of
hormones in immunity and the mechanisms that modulate specific
interaction between plants and viruses. The final chapters look at
model plant-pathogen systems to review interaction between plants
and fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens.
Written by a leading team of international experts,
Molecular Plant Immunity will provide a needed resource to
diverse research community investigated plant immunity.