Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and Its Biotechnological Exploitation / Edition 1

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This book is a reference book based on the contribution made by eminent scientists (toxicologists) from the leading laboratories of the world. This book includes discussions of toxins produced by microbes, particularly fungi and bacteria, their chemical characterization, mechanism of action at the cellular and molecular level and also exploitation of TOX genes for the management of insect pests, weeds and plant pathogens.

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Intended for researchers and higher-level students, this book contains 16 papers by scientists from around the world. Topics include: the molecular interaction of host-specific AK-toxin, suppresser- and elicitor- activities, the influence of substrate and agrochemical, the aflatoxins, oxygen activation, thermo- responsive phytotoxin production, cerato-ulmin, lipopeptide secondary metabolites, the toxicity of syrongomycins, structural diversity of lichen metabolites, pest management, engineering disease resistance in plants, inhibition of ceramide synthesis, phytotoxin production and plant pathogenesis, and insecticidal proteins. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306472558
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

A Chemical Approach for Elucidating the Molecular Interaction of Host-Specific AK-toxin, with Japanese Pear; H. Miyagawa, M. Okada, I. Uemura, B. Watanabe, T. Ueno.
Beauvericin: Chemistry, Biology and Significance; A. Logrieco, A. Moretti, A. Ritieni, M.F. Caiaffa, L. Macchia.
Suppressor - and Elicitor-Activities of Magnaporthe grisea Toxin in Rice Leaves; S. Arase, M. Ueno, Y. Honda.
Toxinogenesis of Fusarium graminearum, Clonal Variability and Influence of Substrate and Agrochemicals; G.D. Sokolova.
The Aflatoxins: Evolution, Function and Prospects for Control; D.A. Carter, Nai Tran-Dinh, M. Stat, S. Kumar, Tien Bui, J.I. Pitt.
Oxygen Activation by Fungal and Bacterial Toxins; I. Heiser, J. Koehl, E.F. Elstner.
Thermoresponsive Phytotoxin Production in Plant Pathogenic Bacteria; M. Ullrich.
Cerato-ulmin, a Toxin Produced by the Pathogens of the Dutch Elm Disease; G. Del Sorbo, A. Scala, F. Scala, S. Tegli.
Lipopeptide Secondary Metabolites from the Phytopathogenic Bacterium Pseudomonas syringae; I. Grgurina.
Toxicity of Syringomycins and its Pathological Significance; K. Tamura, T. Teraoka, I. Yamaguchi.
Structural Diversity of Lichen Metabolites and Their Potential Use; J.G. Romagni, F.E. Dayan.
Algal and Cyanobacterial Metabolites as Agents for Pest Management; K.K. Schrader, D.G. Nagle, D.E. Wedge.
Engineering Disease Resistance in Plants Using Phytotoxins as Molecular Stooges; P. Balasubramanian, R. Samiyappan, S. Babu, R. Nandakumar, V. Shanmugam, T. Raguchander.
Inhibition of Ceramide Synthesis in Plants by Phytotoxins; H.K. Abbas, S.O. Duke, W.T. Sheir, M.V. Duke.
Advances in Molecular Biology of Phytotoxin Production and its Involvement in Plant Pathogenesis; R. Samiyappan, P. Balasubramanian, S. Babu, R. Nandakumar, V. Shanmugam, T. Raguchander, A. Ramanathan.
Insecticidal Proteins of Bacillus Thuringiensis and Their Application in Agriculture; P. Ananda Kumar, O.M. Bambawale.
Subject Index.

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