Endophytes of Forest Trees

Biology and Applications

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
  • A. Carolin Frank

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Diversity of Forest Tree Endophytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christoph R. Grünig, Valentin Queloz, Thomas N. Sieber
      Pages 3-30
    3. Trichur S. Suryanarayanan
      Pages 67-80
    4. Jaime Rodríguez, Juan Pedro Elissetche, Sofía Valenzuela
      Pages 81-93
    5. A. Carolin Frank
      Pages 107-136
  3. Endophytes in Tree Growth Promotion and Stress Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Sharon Lafferty Doty
      Pages 151-156
  4. Abiotic Factors Affecting Endophyte Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Marjo Helander, Salla-Riikka Vesterlund, Kari Saikkonen
      Pages 175-188
  5. Bacterial Endophytes in Phytoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Safiyh Taghavi, Nele Weyens, Jaco Vangronsveld, Daniel van der Lelie
      Pages 205-216
    3. Benoit Van Aken, Rouzbeh Tehrani, Jerald L. Schnoor
      Pages 217-234
  6. The Promise of Endophytes in Biocontrol of Trees

  7. Endophytes as Sources of New Drug Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Anja Schueffler, Timm Anke
      Pages 265-294
    3. Mysore V. Tejesvi, Anna Maria Pirttilä
      Pages 295-311
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


Found in every plant species, the diversity of endophytic micro-organisms can be extremely high within different plant organs and tissue types. In trees, their ecological roles with respect to host tree can vary from latent pathogens or saprophytes to neutral commensalists and mutualists. Given their high diversity, and their bio-active nature, endophytes are currently being associated with a role in tree health against insect herbivores and fungal pathogens, as well as improving tree properties in phytoremediation. Meanwhile there is increasing interest in the potential of some tree endophytes as new sources of drug compounds.

The first book on tree endophytes in several years, and containing contributions from leading authors in the field, this book provides an important reference text for professional researchers and advanced students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
    • 1
  • A. Carolin Frank
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of BiologyUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2., School of Natural SciencesUniversity of California, MercedMercedUSA

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