Advances in Endophytic Fungal Research

Present Status and Future Challenges

  • Bhim Pratap Singh

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lalrokimi Tochhawng, Vineet Kumar Mishra, Ajit Kumar Passari, Bhim Pratap Singh
    Pages 1-15
  3. Mariana Costa Ferreira, Camila Rodrigues de Carvalho, Carlos Leomar Zani, Luiz Henrique Rosa
    Pages 17-33
  4. Priyanka Saha, Anupam Das Talukdar, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Deepa Nath
    Pages 35-49
  5. Hasnahana Chetia, Debajyoti Kabiraj, Biju Bharali, Sunita Ojha, Manash Pratim Barkataki, Dharitri Saikia et al.
    Pages 51-81
  6. Parasuraman Paramanantham, Subhaswaraj Pattnaik, Busi Siddhardha
    Pages 83-103
  7. Kusam Lata Rana, Divjot Kour, Imran Sheikh, Neelam Yadav, Ajar Nath Yadav, Vinod Kumar et al.
    Pages 105-144
  8. Himani Meena, Sairengpuii Hnamte, Busi Siddhardha
    Pages 145-169
  9. Subhoshmita Mondal, Sarangam Majumdar
    Pages 171-181
  10. Preeti Mehta, Rashmi Sharma, Chayanika Putatunda, Abhishek Walia
    Pages 183-209
  11. Hesham A. El Enshasy, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Roslinda Abd Malek, Soad A. Abdelgalil, Ong Mei Leng
    Pages 211-232
  12. A. M. V. N. Prathyusha, Ganugula Mohana Sheela, Chanda V. Berde, P. V. Bramhachari
    Pages 233-242
  13. Fazilath Uzma, Chakrabhavi D. Mohan, Chandra N. Siddaiah, Srinivas Chowdappa
    Pages 243-265
  14. Vinay Kumar, Ravindra Soni, Lata Jain, Biplab Dash, Reeta Goel
    Pages 267-281
  15. Rashmi Mishra, J. S. Kushveer, P. Revanthbabu, V. Venkateswara Sarma
    Pages 283-337
  16. P. V. Bramhachari, S. Anju, Ganugula Mohana Sheela, T. Raja Komaraiah, Peddaboina Venkataiah, A. M. V. N. Prathyusha
    Pages 339-350
  17. P. V. Bramhachari, S. Anju, Ganugula Mohana Sheela, T. Raja Komaraiah, Peddaboina Venkataiah, A. M. V. N. Prathyusha
    Pages C1-C1
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About this book


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.


Biotechnology Fungal biology Microbial secondary metabolites Endophytic fungi Secondary metabolites Microbial natural products Medicinal plants Biosynthetic potential

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhim Pratap Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Microbiology and Systematics Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia

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