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Host Pathogen Interactions and Applications

  • Anil K. Sharma
  • Pratibha Sharma


  • Discusses the different roles of Trichoderma as biopesticides, biofertilizers, growth stimulating agent and in management of agricultural wastes

  • Compiles insights from various omics studies to visualize different networks and pathways of communication in Trichoderma

  • Describes in details the host pathogen interaction between plant roots and Trichoderma


Part of the Rhizosphere Biology book series (RHBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. M. M. Monti, P. A. Pedata, L. Gualtieri, M. Ruocco
    Pages 19-33
  3. Jorge Poveda, Daniel Eugui, Patricia Abril-Urias
    Pages 35-59
  4. Sevugapperumal Nakkeeran, Suppaiah Rajamanickam, Murugavel Vanthana, Perumal Renukadevi, Malaiyandi Muthamilan
    Pages 61-79
  5. Jie Chen, Murugappan Vallikkannu, Valliappan Karuppiah
    Pages 111-123
  6. B. N. Chakraborty, U. Chakraborty, K. Sunar
    Pages 125-147
  7. Harekrushna Swain, Arup K. Mukherjee
    Pages 149-165
  8. Ishwar Prakash Sharma, Anil K. Sharma
    Pages 167-185
  9. Pranab Dutta, R. P. Bhuyan, Pratibha Sharma
    Pages 221-250
  10. Pratibha Sharma, P. P. Jambhulkar, M. Raja, S. K. Sain, S. Javeria
    Pages 267-292
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


This book compiles the latest research in the area of Trichoderma Rhizosphere Biology. It covers topics such as microbial interaction, crosstalk between plants and microbes, interactions with abiotic and biotic factors, and advances in biocontrol agents, biofertilizers and biostimulants. The respective chapters describe innovative ways of adapting fungal communities to improve their survival in highly dynamic environments and agroecosystems. In closing, the book discusses the use of Trichoderma as a bio-growth enhancer and biostimulant for organic agriculture. 


host-pathogen fusarium plant-microbe interaction plant root rhizosphere soil microbiology trichoderma

Editors and affiliations

  • Anil K. Sharma
    • 1
  • Pratibha Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological Sciences, CBSHG.B.Pant University of Agriculture & TechnologyPantnagarIndia
  2. 2.Division of Plant PathologyICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Anil K. Sharma is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, CBSH G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. After completing his post-doctoral studies at GSU, Louisiana, USA, he served as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Basel, Switzerland; and at the University of Helsinki, Lathi, Finland. Prof. Sharma has extensive research and teaching experience, holds two patents (in plant biology and microbiology, respectively), and has received a number of prestigious grants. He has published more than 60 research articles and 30 review articles. 

Prof. Pratibha Sharma is an ICAR Emeritus Scientist and former Principal Scientist and Professor at the Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Her major area of research concerns biological control agents, especially Trichoderma, Metarhizium, Beauveria and Pseudomonas and their use in IPM and IDM for various crop systems. Prof. Sharma has more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals, as well as a patent on Trichoderma, to her credit. Having received several awards from professional societies, Prof. Sharma is currently working on the application of Trichoderma harzianum and Metarhizium anisopilae to combat major pests impacting groundnut and cumin. 

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