Endophytic fungi for pest and disease management

Susheel Kumar, Nutan Kaushik, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, Rainer Ebel, Peter Proksch, A. Ciancio (Editor), K.G. Mukerji (Editor)

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Endophytes are microorganisms that inhabit the interior of a healthy plants. They offer great-untapped potentials, which can be exploited to maintain healthy crops. Many cultivated and wild type plants have been investigated for endophytic fungal metabolites which include guanidine and pyrrolizidine alkaloids, indole derivatives, sesquiterpenes, isocoumarin derivatives. These metabolites show beneficial effects to crop plants and many of them also have pesticidal and antimicrobial activity against plant and human pests and pathogens. Full potentials and efforts needed are herein discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Management of Diseases Caused by Fungi, Phytoplasma and Bacteria
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-8570-3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Publication series

NameIntegrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases


  • pesticides
  • agriculture
  • pest assessment control
  • fungi
  • microorganisms
  • nonvascular plants
  • plants


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