Advances in Endophytic Research

  • Vijay C. Verma
  • Alan C. Gange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ecology and Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Venkadasamy Govindasamy, Christopher M. M. Franco, Vadakattu V. S. R. Gupta
      Pages 27-59
    3. Amanda F. Currie, James Wearn, Su Hodgson, Hilary Wendt, Sue Broughton, Liang Jin
      Pages 61-81
  3. Entomopathogenic Endophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Enrique Quesada-Moraga, Noemí Herrero, Íñigo Zabalgogeazcoa
      Pages 85-99
  4. Host-Endophyte Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Johanna Pohjanen, Janne J. Koskimäki, Anna Maria Pirttilä
      Pages 103-113
  5. Bioactive Compounds from Endophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Ajay Kumar Verma, Saurabh Kumar Patel, Chandra Bhan Pratap, Mayank Gangwar, Gopal Nath
      Pages 161-176
    3. P. Mohana Kumara, S. Shweta, M. M. Vasanthakumari, N. Sachin, B. L. Manjunatha, S. Sagar Jadhav et al.
      Pages 177-190
    4. Mahmoud Fahmi Elsebai, Mysore V. Tejesvi, Anna Maria Pirttilä
      Pages 191-202
    5. Vijay Chandra Verma, Satya Prakash, Rana Gopal Singh, Alan Christopher Gange
      Pages 203-218
    6. Santosh Kumar Singh, Amit Ranjan, Shriti Singh, Swechha Anand, Vijay Chandra Verma
      Pages 219-227
  6. Bio-control and Bioremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Paulo Teixeira Lacava, João Lúcio Azevedo
      Pages 231-256
    3. Sohail Yousaf, Muhammad Afzal, Mariam Anees, Riffat Naseem Malik, Andrea Campisano
      Pages 301-320
    4. Johanna Witzell, Juan A. Martín, Kathrin Blumenstein
      Pages 321-333
  7. Endophytes and Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Pragya Mishra, Raghvendra Raman Mishra, Mallika Tiwari, Parjanya Shukla, Archana Singh, Hari S. Shukla
      Pages 373-388
    3. Vinod Kumar, Shalini Rai, Pallavi Gaur, Tayaba Fatima
      Pages 389-422
  8. Future Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. James F. White Jr., Mónica S. Torres, Holly Johnson, Ivelisse Irizarry, Mariusz Tadych
      Pages 425-439
    3. Charles W. Bacon, Dorothy M. Hinton
      Pages 441-451
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 453-454

About this book


In recent years there has been significant attention paid on the endophytic research by various groups working within this domain. Mutualistic endophytic microbes with an emphasis on the relatively understudied fungal endophytes are the focus of this special book. Plants are associated with micro-organisms: endophytic bacteria and fungi, which live inter- and intra-cellularly without inducing pathogenic symptoms, but have active biochemical and genetic interactions with their host. Endophytes play vital roles as plant growth promoters, biocontrol agents, biosurfactant producers, enzymes and secondary metabolite producers, as well as providing a new hidden repertoire of bioactive natural products with uses in pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other biotechnological applications. The increasing interest in endophytic research generates significant progress in our understanding of the host-endophyte relationship at molecular and genetic level. The bio-prospection of microbial endophytes has led to exciting possibilities for their biotechnological application as biocontrol agent, bioactive metabolites, and other useful traits. Apart from these virtues, the microbial endophytes may be adapted to the complex metabolism of many desired molecules that can be of significant industrial applications. These microbes can be a useful alternative for sustainable solutions for ecological control of pests and diseases, and can reduce the burden of excess of chemical fertilizers for this purpose. This book is an attempt to review the recent development in the understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential biotechnological applications. This is a collection of literature authored by noted researchers having signatory status in endophytic research and summarizes the development achieved so far, and future prospects for further research in this fascinating area of research.


Bio-control Bioactive compounds Bioremediation Evolutionary systematics Microbes

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay C. Verma
    • 1
  • Alan C. Gange
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Experimental Medicine and Surgery (CEMS)Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of LondonEghamUnited Kingdom

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