Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions meet common grounds

By P. Schenk, K.C. McGrath, M. Lorito and C.M.J. Pieterse


Plant–microbe and plant–insect interactions are of global importance for agriculture and of high interest to many plant scientists, microbiologists and entomologists. Traditionally, plant–microbe and plant–insect interactions have been looked at as two separate issues, but in recent years it has become clear that the underlying physiological pathways in plants overlap substantially. The International Conference on Biotic Plant Interactions brought together scientists and students who are interested in plant pathology and in the\ud beneficial interactions of plants with other organisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, insects and\ud other herbivores. To highlight this, two topics from this year’s conference – harmful biotic plant interactions, and the interactions of plants with beneficial microbial communities – are discussed in this article

Topics: Biologie, plant immune response, defense signaling, plant-microbe interactions, plant-insect interactions
Year: 2008
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.