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Endophytes of Forest Trees: Biology and Applications

Contributions from leading authors in the field
State-of-the-art on topic of increasing importance
First book on endophytes in several years

Series: Forestry Sciences Volume: 80

By: Anna Maria Pirttilä (Editor), A Carolin Frank (Editor)

326 pages, 8 colour & 24 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2013 | #208775 | ISBN-13: 9789400737488
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Hardback | Jul 2011 | #192329 | ISBN-13: 9789400715981
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About this book

Found in every plant species, the diversity of endophytic micro-organisms can be extremely high within different plant organs and tissue types. In trees, their ecological roles with respect to host tree can vary from latent pathogens or saprophytes to neutral commensalists and mutualists. Given their high diversity, and their bio-active nature, endophytes are currently being associated with a role in tree health against insect herbivores and fungal pathogens, as well as improving tree properties in phytoremediation.

Meanwhile there is increasing interest in the potential of some tree endophytes as new sources of drug compounds. Endophytes of Forest Trees is the first book on tree endophytes in several years, and containing contributions from leading authors in the field, Endophytes of Forest Trees provides an important reference text for professional researchers and advanced students.


Contents

Editorial

Part I: Diversity of forest tree endophytes
1. Structure of Diversity in Dark Septate Endophytes: From Species to Genes Christoph R. Grunig and Thomas N. Sieber
2. Diversity of Fungal Endophytes in Temperate Forest Trees Martin Unterseher
3. The Holomorph Apiognomonia quercina/Discula quercina as a Pathogen/Endophyte in Oak Salvatore Moricca and Alessandro Ragazzi
4. Diversity of Fungal Endophytes in Tropical Trees Trichur S. Suryanarayanan
5. Tree Endophytes and Wood Biodegradation Jaime Rodriguez, Juan Pedro Elissetche and Sofia Valenzuela
6. Diversity of Endophytic Bacteria in Forest Trees Hironari Izumi
7. The Genomes of Endophytic Bacteria A. Carolin Frank

Part II: Endophytes in tree growth promotion and stress tolerance
8. Endophytic Bacteria in Tree Shoot Tissues and Their Effects on Host Anna Maria Pirttilä
9. Growth-Promoting Endophytic Fungi of Forest Trees Sharon L. Doty
10. The endophytic Trichoderma hamatum Isolate DIS 219b Enhances Seedling Growth and Delays the Onset of Drought Stress in Theobroma cacao Bryan A. Bailey, Hanhong Bae, Rachel Melnick and Jayne Crozier

Part III: Abiotic factors affecting endophyte diversity
11. Responses of Foliar Endophytes to Pollution Marjo Helander, Salla-Riikka Vesterlund and Kari Saikkonen
12. Dark Septate Endophytes and Mycorrhizal Fungi of Trees Affected by Pollution Matevz Likar

Part IV: Bacterial endophytes in phytoremediation
13. Improved Phytoremediation of Organic Contaminants through Engineering of Bacterial Endophytes of Trees Safiyh Taghavi, Nele Weyens, Jaco Vangronsveld and Daniel van der Lelie
14. Endophyte-Assisted Phytoremediation of Explosives in Poplar Trees by Methylobacterium populi BJ001T Benoit Van Aken, Rouzbeh Tehrani and Jerald Schnoor

Part V: The promise of endophytes in biocontrol of trees
15. Foliar Endophytes of Spruce Species Found in the Acadian Forest: Basis and Potential for Improving the Tolerance of the Forest to Spruce Budworm J. David Miller
16. Endophytes in Forest Management: Four Challenges George Newcombe

Part VI: Endophytes as sources of new drug compounds
17. Antimicrobial Compounds from Tree Endophytes Anja Schueffler and Timm Anke
18. Potential of Tree Endophytes as Sources for New Drug Compounds Mysore V. Tejesvi and Anna Maria Pirttilä

Index


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