Part I General Biology of Parasitism

1 Co-evolution of Pathogens, Mechanism Involved in Pathogenesis and Biocontrol of Plant Diseases: An Overview 3

Jaya Arora, Shaily Goyal, and Kishan G. Ramawat

Part II Applications of Biological and Natural Agents

2 Stilbenes: Biomarkers of Grapevine Resistance to Disease of High Relevance for Agronomy, Oenology and Human Health 25

Katia Gindro, Virginia Alonso-Villaverde, Olivier Viret, Jean-Laurent Spring, Guillaume Marti, Jean-Luc Wolfender, and Roger Pezet

3 Alternatives to Synthetic Fungicides

Using Small Molecules of Natural Origin 55

Christian Chervin

4 Fungi as Biological Control Agents of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes 67

Mohammad Reza Moosavi and Rasoul Zare

5 Secondary Metabolites and Plant Defence 109

Shaily Goyal, C. Lambert, S. Cluzet, J.M. Mérillon, and Kishan G. Ramawat

6 Trends for Commercialization of Biocontrol

Agent (Biopesticide) Products 139

Catherine Regnault-Roger

7 The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Biological Control of Plant Pathogens: Logistics of New Research Initiatives 161

Arun Kumar and A.K. Purohit

8 Plant Chemicals in Post Harvest Technology for Management of Fungal, Mycotoxin and Insect

Contamination of Food Commodities 195

N.K. Dubey, Priyanka Singh, Bhanu Prakash, and Prashant K. Mishra

9 Ganoderma Diseases of Woody Plants of Indian Arid Zone and Their Biological Control 209

Rikhab Raj Bhansali

10 Plant Defence Against Heavy Metal Stress 241

Part III Host Parasite Interaction

11 Gall Phenotypes - Product of Plant Cells

Defensive Responses to the Inducers Attack 273

Rosy Mary dos Santos Isaias and Denis Coelho de Oliveira

12 The Role of Roots in Plant Defence 291

Matthias Erb

Part IV Mechanism and Signal Transduction

13 Activation of Grapevine Defense Mechanisms:

Theoretical and Applied Approaches 313

Marielle Adrian, Sophie Trouvelot, Magdalena Gamm, Benoit Poinssot, Marie-Claire Heloir, and Xavier Daire

14 Plant Cyclotides: An Unusual Protein Family with Multiple Functions 333

Michelle F.S. Pinto, Isabel C.M. Fensterseifer, and Octavio L. Franco

15 Methyl Jasmonate as Chemical Elicitor of Induced Responses and Anti-Herbivory Resistance in Young Conifer Trees 345

Xoaquin Moreira, Rafael Zas, and Luis Sampedro

16 Pathogen-Responsive cis-Elements 363

Ting Yuan and Shiping Wang

17 Pathogenesis Related Proteins in Plant Defense Response 379

J. Sudisha, R.G. Sharathchandra, K.N. Amruthesh, Arun Kumar, and H. Shekar Shetty

About the Author 405


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