Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Endophytes: Crop Productivity and Protection

Volume 2

Editors: Maheshwari, Dinesh K., Annapurna, K. (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the exploitation of beneficial organisms in fundamental and applied aspects
  • Examines the scientific achievements made so far concerning the diversity of endophytes, their interactions with plants, and their application in agricultural enhancement
  • Presents contributions by eminent experts who are well-versed with the application aspects of microbial endophytes
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This book reviews the latest developments in our understanding of microbial endophytes and their potential applications in enhancing productivity and disease protection. It covers all the latest discoveries regarding endophytes, their interactions with plants and application in agricultural productivity and protection. 

Our understanding of endophytes has increased exponentially in recent decades. These microbes, such as fungi, bacteria, and actinobacteria, establish a symbiotic or parasitic association with plants. A better understanding of endophytic microorganisms may help to elucidate their functions and potential role in developing sustainable systems of crop production and improved protection against biotic stresses. Endophytes play a vital role in plant growth and health promotion. Endophytic bacteria are of agrobiological interest because they create host-endophyte relationships, which can open exciting prospects for newer biotechnological applications. Endophytes have also proven to be a beneficial and sustainable alternative to agrochemicals due to their role in the biocontrol of pests and diseases. Further, endophytes are essential to the production of several secondary metabolites in grasses, in the process of gummosis in trees, and the production of useful metabolites such as alkaloids, pestaloside, cryptocandin, enfumafungin, subglutinols, etc. for the host plant. They are also involved in the production of enzymes, biosurfactants, biocontrol agents and plant growth promoters. As such, it is imperative that we explore these products’ industrial applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy and agriculture.

This volume will offers a valuable guidance for botanists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, conservationists, and those working for the protection of plant species of agricultural and medicinal importance.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Endophytes as Contender of Plant Productivity and Protection: An Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Maheshwari, Dinesh K. (et al.)

  • Plant Growth Promotion by Endophytic Bacteria in Nonnative Crop Hosts

    Pages 11-45

    Puri, Akshit (et al.)

  • Endophytic Fungi Bioremediation

    Pages 47-60

    Krishnamurthy, Yelugere L. (et al.)

  • Endophytic Bacteria: Role in Phosphate Solubilization

    Pages 61-93

    Walia, Abhishek (et al.)

  • Endophytic Microbes: A Resource for Producing Extracellular Enzymes

    Pages 95-110

    Khan, Abdul Latif (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endophytes: Crop Productivity and Protection
Book Subtitle
Volume 2
Editors
  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
  • K. Annapurna
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66544-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66544-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66543-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88267-3
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 291
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations
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