Microbial Root Endophytes

  • Barbara J. E. Schulz
  • Christine J. C. Boyle
  • Thomas N. Sieber

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. What are Endophytes?

    1. Barbara Schulz, Christine Boyle
      Pages 1-13
  3. Endophytic Bacteria

    1. Johannes Hallmann, Gabriele Berg
      Pages 15-31
    2. Joseph W. Kloepper, Choong-Min Ryu
      Pages 33-52
    3. Gabriele Berg, Johannes Hallmann
      Pages 53-69
    4. Maged M. Saad, William J. Broughton, William J. Deakin
      Pages 71-87
    5. Richa Anand, Leslie Paul, Chris Chanway
      Pages 89-106
  4. Endophytic Fungi

    1. Paul Bayman, J. Tupac Otero
      Pages 153-177
    2. Felix Bärlocher
      Pages 179-190
    3. Luis V. Lopez-Llorca, Hans-Börje Jansson, José Gaspar Maciá Vicente, Jesús Salinas
      Pages 191-206
    4. Adrianne V. Rice, Randolph S. Currah
      Pages 227-246
  5. Methods

    1. Johannes Hallmann, Gabriele Berg, Barbara Schulz
      Pages 299-319
    2. Guido V. Bloemberg, Margarita M. Camacho Carvajal
      Pages 321-336
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-367

About this book


Plant roots may not only be colonized by mycorrhizal fungi, but also by a myriad of bacterial and fungal root endophytes that are usually not considered by the investigators of classic symbioses. This is the first book dedicated to the interactions of non-mycorrhizal microbial endophytes with plant roots.

The phenotypes of these interactions can be extremely plastic, depending on environmental factors, nutritional status, genetic disposition and developmental stages of the two partners. The book deals with diversity, life history strategies, interactions, applications in agriculture and forestry, methods for isolation, cultivation, and both conventional and molecular methods for identification and detection of these endophytes. The comprehensive reviews demonstrate the high diversity of interactions and will provoke further studies to better understand the mechanisms which determine whether a plant-microbial interaction remains asymptomatic, leads to disease or to a mutualistic interaction.


Endophytic Fungi Ericaceae Non-mycorrhizal Fungi Pathogen Plant Bacteria Plant-Microbial Interactions Rhizobacteria Symbiose Symbioses biodiversity ecosystem environment microorganism plant roots roots

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara J. E. Schulz
    • 1
  • Christine J. C. Boyle
    • 2
  • Thomas N. Sieber
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyTechnical University of BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.GörlitzGermany
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Sciences Institute of Integrative Biology Forest Pathology and DendrologySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33525-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33526-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
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