Trichoderma spp. are biotechnologically significant fungi, being widely used both in agriculture and industry. These microbes are also a potential drug source of clinical importance. In recent years, driven by advances in genetics and genomics, research on these fungi have opened new avenues for its varied applications.
Divided into three sections, covering taxonomy and physiology, interactions with plants and applications and significance, Trichoderma: Biology and Applications also discusses topics that have seen rapid developments in the recent years. Various aspects of Trichoderma like molecular taxonomy, sexual and asexual developments, secondary metabolism, beneficial interactions with plants, applications as cell factories and harmful interactions with humans are discussed. Trichoderma: Biology and Applications, thus, hopes to be an essential ready reference for researchers, students and people form industry as well.
1. Trichoderma in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine: An Overview
PART I: TAXONOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
2. Two Hundred Trichoderma Species Recognized on the Basis of Molecular Phylogeny
3. The Influence of Light on the Biology of Trichoderma
4. Sexual Development in Trichoderma – Scrutinizing the Aspired Phenomenon
5. Asexual Development in Trichoderma: From Conidia to Chlamydospores
6. Volatile Organic Metabolites of Trichoderma spp.: Biosynthesis, Biology and Analytics
7. Molecular Tools in Trichoderma Genetic Studies
PART II: INTERACTIONS WITH PLANTS
8. Trichoderma in the Rhizosphere: Looking for Sugar?
9. The Endophytic Trichoderma
10. Promotion of Plant Growth and the Induction of Systemic Defence by Trichoderma: Physiology, Genetics and Gene Expression
11. Trichoderma Genomes: A Vast Reservoir of Potential Elicitor Proteins
12. The Use of Metabolomic Approaches to Study Trichoderma–Plant Interactions
PART III: APPLICATIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE
13. Trichoderma and the Biorefinery: From Plant Health to Enzymes to Biofuel Production
14. Trichoderma in Plant Health Management
15. Marine-derived Trichoderma: A Source of New Bioactive Metabolites
16. Trichoderma as Cell Factories
17. Trichoderma as a Human Pathogen