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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Fungal growth promotor endophytes: a pragmatic approach towards sustainable food and agriculture
Author: Rai, M
Rathod, D
Agarkar, G
Dar, M
Brestic, M
Pastore, GM
Marostica, MR
Abstract: Agricultural productivity suffers a heavy loss due to plant pathogens, insect pests and various abiotic stresses. Agriculture being the world's largest economic sector, it is the need of time to find and establish the ideal strategy for sustainable agriculture and improvement in crop growth. Endophytes are microorganisms that asymptomatically grow within the plant tissues without causing any disease to the host. Endophytic fungi live in symbiotic association with plants and play an important role in plant growth promotion, higher seed yield and plants resistant to various biotic, abiotic stresses and diseases. Many are able to produce antimicrobial compounds, plant growth hormones and various agrochemical bioactive metabolites. These mycoendophytes hold enormous potential for the development of eco-friendly and economically viable agricultural products. In this review we focused on the endophytic fungi recovered from different medicinal plants, their active principles involved in plant growth enhancement and the applications of fungal endophytes in agriculture. Moreover, we also discussed about endophytic fungi and their pragmatic approach towards sustainable food and agriculture.
Subject: Agriculture
Endophytic fungi
Medicinal plants
Plant growth
Country: Holanda
Editor: Springer
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s13199-014-0273-3
Date Issue: 2014
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