Quorum-Quenching Endophytes: A Novel Approach for Sustainable Development of Agroecosystem

  • Rajesh P Shastry
  • V Ravishankar RaiEmail author
Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 15)


Endophytes live within the plant, without causing apparent symptoms of infections. Plants and endophytes interactions are well known for symbiotic relationships, which substantially increases resistance against the plant pathogens as well as play a major role in growth promotion and nutrient uptake. Beneficial endophytes and plant pathogens use cell-to-cell communication to coordinate cell density known as quorum sensing (QS). Quorum sensing regulates most of the phenotypes which are beneficial in endophytes as well as expression of virulence in pathogens. In this chapter, endophytes and plants interactions were correlated interns of quorum sensing, and control strategies by quorum quenching were discussed based on QS-regulated phenotypes. Furthermore, the chapter also focuses on possible biotechnological application of quorum-quenching enzymes from endophytes to control QS-regulated virulence expression in plant pathogens.


Endophytes Quorum quenching Quorum sensing Agroecosystem 


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  1. 1.Department of Studies in MicrobiologyUniversity of MysoreMysoreIndia

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