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Symbiotic Endophytes

  • Ricardo Aroca

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rhizobial Symbiosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Lisandra Zepeda-Mendoza, Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio
      Pages 27-51
    3. Emmanouil Flemetakis, Trevor L. Wang
      Pages 53-68
    4. Alessio Mengoni, Marco Bazzicalupo, Elisa Giuntini, Francesco Pini, Emanuele G. Biondi
      Pages 69-85
  3. Actinorhizal Symbiosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Alexandre Tromas, Nathalie Diagne, Issa Diedhiou, Hermann Prodjinoto, Maïmouna Cissoko, Amandine Crabos et al.
      Pages 89-101
    3. Hiroyuki Tobita, Ken-ichi Kucho, Takashi Yamanaka
      Pages 103-122
    4. Maher Gtari, Louis S. Tisa, Philippe Normand
      Pages 123-148
  4. Endophytic Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Patricia Piccoli, Rubén Bottini
      Pages 151-163
    3. Sonia Fischer, Analía Príncipe, Florencia Alvarez, Paula Cordero, Marina Castro, Agustina Godino et al.
      Pages 165-193
    4. Lucía Ferrando, Ana Fernández-Scavino
      Pages 195-211
  5. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Alex J. Valentine, Peter E. Mortimer, Aleysia Kleinert, Yun Kang, Vagner A. Benedito
      Pages 233-252
    3. Mónica Calvo-Polanco, Beatriz Sánchez-Romera, Ricardo Aroca
      Pages 271-288
    4. María J. Pozo, Sabine C. Jung, Ainhoa Martínez-Medina, Juan A. López-Ráez, Concepción Azcón-Aguilar, José-Miguel Barea
      Pages 289-307

About this book


This Soil Biology volume examines our current understanding of the mechanisms involved in the beneficial effects transferred to plants by endophytes such as rhizobial, actinorhizal, arbuscular mycorrhizal symbionts and yeasts.

Topics presented include how symbiosis starts on the molecular level; chemical signaling in mycorrhizal symbiosis; genomic and functional diversity of endophytes; nitrogen fixation; nutrient uptake and cycling; as well as plant protection against various stress conditions. Further, the use of beneficial microorganisms as biopesticides is discussed, particularly the application of Plant Growth Promoter Rhizobacteria (PGPR) in agriculture with the aim to increase yields.


Actinobacteria Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Nitrogen fixation Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria Plant stress Symbiosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Aroca
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Microbiología del Suelo y Sistemas SimbióticosEstación Experimental del Zaidín (CSIC)GranadaSpain

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From the book reviews:

“This marvelous book titled ‘Symbiotic Endophytes’ consists of the most recent knowledge of plant endophytes, including their diversity as known to date. … It should be available in all school libraries, university libraries, research laboratories dealing with plant pathology. The detailed descriptions complement the researchers, mycologists, plant pathologists, molecular biologist, lecturers, teachers and graduate students. In fact this book will satisfy every individual who reads it.” (Leela Maya Rizal and Paul G. Mungai, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)