Advances in endophytic fungal research : present status and future challenges /

Plant endophytes are a potential source for the production of bioactive compounds that can fight against devastating diseases in both plants and humans. Among these endophytic microorganisms, endophytic fungi are one of the dominant group of microorganisms with a potential role in plant growth promo...

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019.
Description:1 online resource (xix, 360 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Language:English
Series:Fungal biology, 2198-7777
Fungal biology (Springer (Firm)),
Subject:Endophytic fungi.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Endophytic fungi.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11792582
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Other authors / contributors:Singh, Bhim Pratap, editor.
ISBN:9783030035891
3030035891
3030035883
9783030035884
9783030035907
3030035905
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 20, 2019).
Summary:Plant endophytes are a potential source for the production of bioactive compounds that can fight against devastating diseases in both plants and humans. Among these endophytic microorganisms, endophytic fungi are one of the dominant group of microorganisms with a potential role in plant growth promotion and the discovery of noble bioactive natural products. Endophytic fungi possess several bioactivities like anticancer, antimicrobial, insecticidal, plant growth stimulants, crop protection, phytoremediation, etc. Presence of modular biosynthetic genes clusters like PKS and NRPS in several endophytic fungi underscores the need to understand and explore such organisms. This volume presents and demonstrates the applied aspects of endophytic fungi. Practical applications of such endophytes are discussed in detail, including studies in pharmaceutical development and agricultural management of important microbial diseases. The beneficial effects that endophytic fungi provide to host plants--enhancing growth, increasing fitness, strengthening tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses through secondary metabolites--are also discussed. The reader is provided with a comprehensive and detailed understanding of such relationships between endophytic fungi and their host.
Other form:Print version: 9783030035884
Print version: 9783030035907
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-03589-1
10.1007/978-3-030-03