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Aspects 98: Positive plant microbial interactions in relation to plant performance and ecosystem function
Editors:

M Andrews

M E Andrews

 

This conference provides an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the understanding of how microorganisms can interact positively with plants in agricultural and natural ecosystems, how these interactions impact (positively or negatively, for example, in the case of weed plants) on ecosystem function and to what extent these interactions can be manipulated to improve plant fitness and/ or enhance ecosystem sustainability.  These interactions include: microorganism production of exopolysaccharides which stabilise soil aggregates; rhizosphere microorganism generation of plant inorganic nutrient ions, plant growth promoting hormones and antipathogenic substances; associative, endophytic and symbiotic nitrogen fixation (legumes and actinorhizal plants); mycorrhizal uptake of water and nutrients; fungal endophytes of grasses that give protection against herbivore pests; associative fungi that give protection against nematode pests; associative bacteria that protect against insect pests and bacteriophages that protect against diseases.

 

Invited speakers:

 

Professor John A Raven FRS FRSE (University of Dundee)

Professor Carlo Leifert (Professor of Ecological Agriculture, Newcastle University; and Director of the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group with 15 years experience in the development of organic farming systems)

Dr Laszlo Nagy (Ecoscience, Scotland; Editor-in-Chief, Plant Ecology & Diversity; & author of the book - Nagy L, Grabherr G. 2009. The Biology of Alpine HabitatsOxford: Oxford Univ. Press)

Professor Janet Sprent (University of Dundee)

 

2009 224 pp.

Price £30.00 (AAB Members £21.00) 

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