Microbial Endophytes

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Charles W. Bacon, James White
CRC Press, Feb 25, 2000 - Science - 500 pages
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Examining intercellular infections in certain plant species that lead to a symbiotic relationship between the host and its endophytic microbes, this volume demonstrates the ability of many types of endosymbionts, acting as a unit with hosts to better survive, compete and reproduce. Practical applications of such endophytes are also discussed, for example, pharmaceutical developments and agricultural management.
 

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A very well written section on arbuscular mycorrhizas, although now, sadly, very much out of date in relation to the phylogeny of the fungi involved. In need of updating taking into account recent advances in molecular phylogeny and revisions of the systematic structure of what is now considered a Phylum, the Glomeromycota. 

Contents

An Overview of Endophytic Microbes Endophytism Defined
3
The Rhynie Chert Ecosystem A Model for Understanding Fungal Interactions
31
Biotrophic Endophytes of Grasses A Systematic Appraisal
49
Hybridization and Cospeciation Hypotheses for the Evolution of Grass Endophytes
63
Evidence for Fusarium Endophytes in Cultivated and Wild Plants
85
Evolution of Endophytism in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi of Glomales
121
Biodiversity and Evolution in Mycorrhizae of the Desert
141
Mycorrhizal Endosymbiosis
161
Polyketide and Peptide Products of Endophytic Fungi Variations on Two Biosynthetic Themes of Secondary Metabolism
263
Metabolic Activity Distribution and Propagation of Grass Endophytes In Planta Investigations Using the GUS Reporter Gene System
295
Alkaloids of Endophytelnfected Grasses Defense Chemicals or Biological Anomalies?
323
Coevolution of Fungal Endophytes with Grasses The Significance of Secondary Metabolites
341
Ecology of Woody Plant Endophytes Dennis Wilson
389
Do Fungal Endophytes Mediate WoundInduced Resistance?
421
Abiotic Stresses and Morphological Plasticity and Chemical Adaptations of Neotyphodium Infected Tall Fescue Plants
455
Index
485

Bacterial Endophytes and Their Effects on Plants and Uses in Agriculture
199
Physiological Adaptations in the Evolution of Endophytism in the Clavicipitaceae James F White Jr
237

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