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Endophytes of Forest Trees

Biology and Applications

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
  • A. Carolin Frank

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Endophyte Diversity in Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pierre M. Joubert, Sharon Lafferty Doty
      Pages 3-14
    3. Austen Apigo, Ryoko Oono
      Pages 15-42
    4. Sudipta Roy, Debdulal Banerjee
      Pages 43-62
    5. Eric A. Griffin, Walter P. Carson
      Pages 63-103
  3. Interaction of Endophytes with Tree Host

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. A. Carolin Frank
      Pages 141-176
    3. Rómulo Oses, A. Carolin Frank, Sofía Valenzuela, Jaime Rodríguez
      Pages 191-204
  4. A Thin Line Between Endophyte and Pathogen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Ari M. Hietala, Isabella Børja, Hugh Cross, Nina Elisabeth Nagy, Halvor Solheim, Volkmar Timmermann et al.
      Pages 229-258
  5. Endophytes in Biocontrol of Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Johanna Witzell, Juan A. Martín
      Pages 261-282
    3. Eeva Terhonen, Andriy Kovalchuk, Artin Zarsav, Fred O. Asiegbu
      Pages 283-318
    4. Katarzyna Kubiak, Marta Wrzosek, Sebastian Przemieniecki, Marta Damszel, Zbigniew Sierota
      Pages 319-342
    5. Joey B. Tanney, David R. McMullin, J. David Miller
      Pages 343-381

About this book


Endophytes are commonly known as microorganisms, mainly bacteria and fungi, which live inside plant tissues without inducing symptoms. Since the first volume, endophytes have increasingly been shown crucial in the life-style of their hosts. Considering the long-lived trees, endophytes have an even more emphasized role in preparing their hosts to face extreme weather conditions, drought, heat, cold, and pathogen and herbivore attacks. In our changing world, forests are especially important in buffering Earth’s climate, acting as carbon sinks and producing oxygen. The tiny but extremely diverse companions of trees, endophytes, play an essential part in their health. The current knowledge clearly demonstrates the importance of endophytes in shaping the plant diversity in a forest, and endophytes have an important and, still underutilized capacity for biocontrol of forest diseases. In this second volume of ‘Forest Tree Endophytes’, besides interesting updates on the diversity, host specificity, and mechanisms by which endophytes induce growth and health of their hosts, we have collected chapters focusing on the role of endophytes in forest health, diseases and their biocontrol. Considering endophyte diversity and the range of various compounds and enzymes they can produce, endophytes can be used for various biotechnological applications. The widely understudied and underutilized diversity of bioactive compounds of forest endophytes is discussed in updated chapters. 


Endophyte Fungi Bacteria Diversity Bioactivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
    • 1
  • A. Carolin Frank
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.School of Natural SciencesUniversity of California, MercedMercedUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endophytes of Forest Trees
  • Book Subtitle Biology and Applications
  • Editors Anna Maria Pirttilä
    A. Carolin Frank
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-89832-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07870-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-89833-9
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 462
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tree Biology
    Microbial Ecology
    Plant Biochemistry
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