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Endophytes of Forest Trees

Biology and Applications

  • A collection of recent updates on application of tree endophytes in forestry

  • Chapter(s) on specific endophytes associated with forest diseases

  • Includes individual instructions on how to isolate and study forest biocontrol agents

  • Includes analysis of genes important in endophytic bacteria

Part of the book series: Forestry Sciences (FOSC, volume 86)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Endophyte Diversity in Trees

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Endophytic Yeasts: Biology, Ecology and Applications

      • Pierre M. Joubert, Sharon Lafferty Doty
      Pages 3-14
    3. Dimensions of Host Specificity in Foliar Fungal Endophytes

      • Austen Apigo, Ryoko Oono
      Pages 15-42
    4. Diversity of Endophytes in Tropical Forests

      • Sudipta Roy, Debdulal Banerjee
      Pages 43-62
    5. Tree Endophytes: Cryptic Drivers of Tropical Forest Diversity

      • Eric A. Griffin, Walter P. Carson
      Pages 63-103
  3. Interaction of Endophytes with Tree Host

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. The Genomes of Endophytic Bacteria

      • A. Carolin Frank
      Pages 141-176
    3. Nitrogen Fixing Endophytes in Forest Trees

      • Rómulo Oses, A. Carolin Frank, Sofía Valenzuela, Jaime Rodríguez
      Pages 191-204
  4. A Thin Line Between Endophyte and Pathogen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. Dieback of European Ash: What Can We Learn from the Microbial Community and Species-Specific Traits of Endophytic Fungi Associated with Ash?

      • Ari M. Hietala, Isabella Børja, Hugh Cross, Nina Elisabeth Nagy, Halvor Solheim, Volkmar Timmermann et al.
      Pages 229-258
  5. Endophytes in Biocontrol of Trees

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259
    2. Endophytes and Forest Health

      • Johanna Witzell, Juan A. Martín
      Pages 261-282
    3. Biocontrol Potential of Forest Tree Endophytes

      • Eeva Terhonen, Andriy Kovalchuk, Artin Zarsav, Fred O. Asiegbu
      Pages 283-318
    4. Bacteria Inhabiting Wood of Roots and Stumps in Forest and Arable Soils

      • Katarzyna Kubiak, Marta Wrzosek, Sebastian Przemieniecki, Marta Damszel, Zbigniew Sierota
      Pages 319-342
    5. Toxigenic Foliar Endophytes from the Acadian Forest

      • Joey B. Tanney, David R. McMullin, J. David Miller
      Pages 343-381

About this book

Endophytes are commonly known as microorganisms, mainly bacteria and fungi, which live inside plant tissues without inducing symptoms. Since the first volume, endophytes have increasingly been shown crucial in the life-style of their hosts. Considering the long-lived trees, endophytes have an even more emphasized role in preparing their hosts to face extreme weather conditions, drought, heat, cold, and pathogen and herbivore attacks. In our changing world, forests are especially important in buffering Earth’s climate, acting as carbon sinks and producing oxygen. The tiny but extremely diverse companions of trees, endophytes, play an essential part in their health. The current knowledge clearly demonstrates the importance of endophytes in shaping the plant diversity in a forest, and endophytes have an important and, still underutilized capacity for biocontrol of forest diseases. In this second volume of ‘Forest Tree Endophytes’, besides interesting updates on the diversity, host specificity, and mechanisms by which endophytes induce growth and health of their hosts, we have collected chapters focusing on the role of endophytes in forest health, diseases and their biocontrol. Considering endophyte diversity and the range of various compounds and enzymes they can produce, endophytes can be used for various biotechnological applications. The widely understudied and underutilized diversity of bioactive compounds of forest endophytes is discussed in updated chapters. 

Keywords

  • Endophyte
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Diversity
  • Bioactivity
  • Tree Biology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

    Anna Maria Pirttilä

  • School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, Merced, USA

    A. Carolin Frank

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Endophytes of Forest Trees

  • Book Subtitle: Biology and Applications

  • Editors: Anna Maria Pirttilä, A. Carolin Frank

  • Series Title: Forestry Sciences

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89833-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-89832-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-07870-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-89833-9

  • Series ISSN: 0924-5480

  • Series E-ISSN: 1875-1334

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: X, 462

  • Number of Illustrations: 29 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Forestry, Microbial Ecology, Plant Biochemistry, Biodiversity

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-89833-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)