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Piriformospora indica: Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications

  • Chapters are written by leading experts in their respective field of knowledge and expertise
  • Provides practical laboratory protocols
  • The key fungus Piriformospora indica has been discovered by one of the editors

Series: Soil Biology Volume: 33

By: Ajit Varma(Editor), Gerhard Kost(Editor), Ralf Oelmüller(Editor)

410 pages, 64 colour & 43 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Apr 2016 | #228969 | ISBN-13: 9783642447563
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NHBS Price: £129.99 $165/€145 approx
Hardback | Feb 2013 | #206005 | ISBN-13: 9783642338014
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About this book

Sebacinales have emerged as a fascinating order with mutualistic plant-fungal symbionts that consists of exclusively beneficial fungi. This volume of Soil Biology presents an overview of the current results in Sebacinales research with a focus on the potential of these fungi in crop improvement and stress tolerance. The authors demonstrate that Sebacinales are not only extremely versatile in their associations with roots, but are also almost universally present as symptomless endophytes. With this extraordinary diversity, Sebacinales with the key fungus Piriformospora indica might possess remarkable significance in natural ecosystems. Their biotechnological applications are expected to improve the quality of crops while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.


- Piriformospora indica as Beneficial Root Symbiont
- Interaction with Different Plant Species
- Resistance Against Biotic and Abiotic Stress Factors
- Piriformospora indica and Macronutrients for Plants
- Experimental Protocols for Piriformospora indica Studies

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