Endophytic Fungi: Biodiversity, Antimicrobial Activity and Ecological Implications


Qiang-Sheng Wu, PhD (Editor) – Professor, College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China
Ying-Ning Zou (Editor) – Associate Professor, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China
Yong-Jie Xu, PhD (Editor) – Associate Researcher, Hubei Academy of Forestry Science, China

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: NAT022000; SCI094000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/IKKF9948

Endophytes are a group of microorganisms that do not cause obvious disease symptoms to the host plants and include endophytic bacteria, endophytic fungi and endophytic actinomycetes. Among them, endophytic fungi belong to ascomycetes and are widely distributed in mosses, ferns, shrubs, algae, herbs, angiosperms and gymnosperms. Endophytic fungi establish a good mutualistic relationship with their hosts, which is reflected in accelerating plant growth, promoting nutrient uptake, and enhancing resistance to stress. On the other hand, many endophytic fungi produce some secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, terpenoids, polysaccharides, phenols, etc., and thus have some pharmacological interventions and therapeutic effects with significant efficacy.

The present book revolves around the introduction and potential functions of endophytic fungi in the field. The book presents four important sections, including (i) the introduction of endophytic fungi, (ii) diversity and antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi from mangrove forests, (iii) positive effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on ornamental plants, and (iv) potential application and assessment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on fruit trees, vegetable crops, and ornamental crops.

This book can provide important support for graduate students and researchers in the study of endophytic fungi. On the other hand, the book also summarizes some new advances, especially in pharmacological interventions of endophytic fungi.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Endophytic Fungi: A Comprehensive Review on Their Secondary Metabolites, Pharmacological Interventions and Host Plant Interactions
(Acharya Balkrishna, Ritika Joshi, Ashish Dhyani and Vedpriya Arya – Patanjali Herbal Research Department, Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Diversity and Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Fungi from Mangrove Forests
(Paulo Teixeira Lacava, Andréa Cristina Bogas and Carla Cristina Moreira – Laboratory of Microbiology and Biomolecules – LaMiB, Department of Morphology and Pathology, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 3. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus and Its Positive Effects on Ornamental Plants
(Tao-Ze Sun, Lei Fan, Hong-Na Mu, and Alexander Witherspoon – Hubei Key Laboratory of Waterlogging Disaster and Agricultural Use of Wetland, Engineering Research Center of Ecology and Agricultural Use of Wetland, Ministry of Education, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei, China, et al.)

Chapter 4. Potential Practical Application and Assessment of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Horticultural Crops
(Hui-Hui Wu, Yong-Jie Xu, Ying-Ning Zou and Qiang-Sheng Wu – College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei, China, et al.)

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