Endophytes: Biology and Biotechnology

Volume 1

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jaya Arora, K. G. Ramawat
    Pages 1-23
  3. Fernando Ibáñez, María Laura Tonelli, Vanina Muñoz, María Soledad Figueredo, Adriana Fabra
    Pages 25-40
  4. Deepanwita Deka, Kumananda Tayung, Dhruva Kumar Jha
    Pages 59-98
  5. Pablo R. Hardoim, Cristiane Cassiolato Pires Hardoim
    Pages 99-125
  6. Ricardo Araujo, Onuma Kaewkla, Christopher M.M. Franco
    Pages 171-191
  7. Shrivardhan Dheeman, Dinesh K. Maheshwari, Nitin Baliyan
    Pages 193-231
  8. Marco Andreolli, Silvia Lampis, Giovanni Vallini
    Pages 233-266
  9. Sardul Singh Sandhu, Suneel Kumar, Ravindra Prasad Aharwal, Monika Nozawa
    Pages 303-331
  10. Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    Pages 333-335
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 337-341

About this book


This book discusses the latest developments in our understanding of microbial endophytes, their ecology, diversity and potential biotechnological applications. It covers all the latest advances concerning the endophytic interaction of microorganisms in a wide array of plants, reported on by experts from the entire globe. 

The diverse microbial community, which consists of archaeal, bacterial, fungal and protistic taxa, can be found in all plants. The endophytic lifecycle reveals how microorganisms play essential roles in plant growth, fitness and diversification. Diversity is an integral component of ecology. In soil ecology, below-ground interactions of plant and microorganisms are accomplished by endophytes, which reside in the plant’s internal tissues. The microbial world in general and endophytes in particular reflect a unique degree of genetic and functional (metabolic) diversity.

Currently, significant attention is being paid to endophytic microorganisms, as their repertoire of cells and metabolites hold immense potential with regard to biotechnological applications for sustainable development. The diversity of bacterial endophytes guarantees that there are endophytes capable of forming compatible associations with all agronomically important plants, including monocots and dicots. The study of endophytes’ diverse nature in connection with biodiesel, medicinal and agriculturally important crop can lead to a better understanding of applicable facets. 

The topics in this dynamic field of study are so diverse and vast. This volume will benefit all botanists, microbiologists, ecologists, plant pathologists, physiologists, agronomists, molecular biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, conservationists and NGOs working to protect species and prevent the loss of biologically significant genetic material.


microbial endophytes biotechnological applications agricultural enhancement beneficial organisms secondary metabolites

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh K. Maheshwari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany & MicrobiologyGurukul Kangri UniversityHaridwarIndia

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