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Exploring the Beneficial Endophytic Microorganisms for Plant Growth Promotion and Crop Protection: Elucidation of Some Bioactive Secondary Metabolites Involved in Both Effects

  • Rania Aydi Ben Abdallah
  • Hayfa Jabnoun-Khiareddine
  • Mejda Daami-Remadi
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Abstract

Endophytic microorganisms are ubiquitous colonizers of the inner plant tissues without normally causing any morphological changes or disease symptoms. Several molecular studies focused on endophytic bacteria or fungi revealed a diversity of species. Edaphic conditions and recognition traits required for a successful colonization of plant tissues by endophytes are described. Beneficial endophytes promote plant growth and/or protect their host against phytopathogens through the production of various bioactive secondary metabolites. Efficiency of endophytes and/or their extracellular metabolites for suppression of plant diseases and promotion of plant growth and yield was largely investigated.

Keywords

Endophytes Secondary metabolites Phytopathogens Biological control PGPR 

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