Piriformospora indica

Sebacinales and Their Biotechnological Applications

  • Ajit Varma
  • Gerhard Kost
  • Ralf Oelmüller

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Piriformospora indica as Beneficial Root Symbiont

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ajit Varma, Pooja Chordia, Madhunita Bakshi, Ralf Oelmüller
      Pages 3-24
    3. Gerhard Kost, Karl-Heinz Rexer
      Pages 25-36
    4. Satwant Kaur Gosal, Anu Kalia, Ajit Varma
      Pages 53-77
  3. Sebacinales Interaction with Different Plant Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sabrina Setaro, Juan Pablo Suárez, Paulo Herrera, Dario Cruz, Ingrid Kottke
      Pages 81-105
    3. Diana Rocio Andrade-Linares, Anja Müller, Ahmad Fakhro, Dietmar Schwarz, Philipp Franken
      Pages 107-117
    4. Joy Michal Johnson, Yin-Chen Lee, Iris Camehl, Chao Sun, Kai-Wun Yeh, Ralf Oelmüller
      Pages 139-147
    5. Aparajita Das, Ram Prasad, R. B. Srivastava, Shivaji Deshmukh, M. K. Rai, Ajit Varma
      Pages 149-171
    6. Ajit Varma, Agnes Fekete, Abhishek Srivastava, Anil K Saxena, Moritz Frommberger, Dan Li et al.
      Pages 201-219
  4. Resistance Against Biotic and Abiotic Stress Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Sophie Jacobs, Karl-Heinz Kogel, Patrick Schäfer
      Pages 223-237
    3. Iris Camehl, Irena Sherameti, Eileen Seebald, Joy Michael Johnson, Ralf Oelmüller
      Pages 239-250
    4. Mohammad Javad Zarea, Pooja Chordia, Ajit Varma
      Pages 263-281

About this book


Sebacinales have emerged as a fascinating order with mutualistic plant-fungal symbionts that consists of exclusively beneficial fungi.

This volume of Soil Biology presents an overview of the current results in Sebacinales research with a focus on the potential of these fungi in crop improvement and stress tolerance. The authors demonstrate that Sebacinales are not only extremely versatile in their associations with roots, but are also almost universally present as symptomless endophytes. With this extraordinary diversity, Sebacinales with the key fungus Piriformospora indica might possess remarkable significance in natural ecosystems. Their biotechnological applications are expected to improve the quality of crops while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.


Bio-fertilizer Crop improvement Mutualistic plant-fungal symbionts Rhizobacteria Root fungi symbioses

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
  • Gerhard Kost
    • 2
  • Ralf Oelmüller
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2., FB Biology, Systematic Botany & MycologyPhilipps University of MarburgMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Inst. Allgemeine Botanik, LS PflanzenphysiologieUniv. JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33802-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33801-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33802-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
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