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Table of contents

  1. Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez, Adriana Neira González
  2. Farhana Tasnim Chowdhury, Mohammad Riazul Islam, Md. Rakibul Islam, Haseena Khan
  3. Rúbia Carvalho Gomes Corrêa, Daiane Iark, Andressa de Sousa Idelfonso, Thais Marques Uber, Adelar Bracht, Rosane Marina Peralta
  4. Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Dayanand Dalawai, So-Young Park, Kee-Yoeup Paek
  5. Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Dayanand Dalawai, So-Young Park, Kee-Yoeup Paek
  6. Apekcha Bajpai, Bhavdish N. Johri
  7. Mishra Rashmi, J. S. Kushveer, V. Venkateswara Sarma
  8. Enketeswara Subudhi, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Suchanda Dey, Aradhana Das, Kalpana Sahoo

About this book

Introduction

 This reference work presents an authoritative review of endophytes and their applications to human welfare. Endophytes have become a class of interesting and curious microorganisms due to their intimate intra- and intercellular association with plants for competence, survival and reproduction. They can be bacteria or fungi, and they are usually non-pathogenic to their host. Endophytes have important applications in agriculture and industry, namely, they can help with plant growth, act as biocontrol agents and biosurfactant and secondary metabolite producers, and they are also rich sources of bioactive natural products.

Novel and beneficial effects of endophytes are constantly emerging, and this book, divided into four sections, provides readers with the latest developments in this fast expanding field. In the first section, readers will discover the biology of the major groups of endophytes, followed by a summary of conventional and molecular tools for endophytes’ identification in Section II. The production of high-value metabolites by endophytes will be explored in the third section of this book, and in the final section, readers will find several case studies, examples and prospects for endophytes’ application in agriculture and industry.

Written by leading international authors, this reference work will appeal to a wide readership, from students and researchers in the field of botany, biotechnology and agriculture to professionals interested in the production and applications of endophytic metabolites.

Keywords

Fungal Endophytes Bacterial Endophytes Secondary Metabolites Plant Biotechnology Phylogenetic and Chemical Diversity of Endophytes Molecular Tools for Endophytes indentification Endophytic Exopolysaccharides Actinobacteria Fungal Endophytic Communities in Grapevines Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis (ARISA) Phytochemicals Volatome

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumita Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76900-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76900-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-834X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8358
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