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About this book
Pochonia chlamydosporia, a cosmopolitan fungus occurring in soils as a saprophyte yet capable of colonizing the rhizosphere of crops as an endophyte and behaving as a parasite of eggs of plant-parasitic nematodes, has been the subject of great interest largely because of its potential as a biological control agent of cyst and root-knot nematodes. This volume reviews the current knowledge available on the fungus. The book is divided into six sections containing 18 chapters, starting with a historical background chapter, followed by 16 chapters, each contributed by experts, concerning those key aspects necessary to work with this biocontrol agent in a multidisciplinary treatise. Topics covered include systematics, biology, nematode-fungus interactions, nematode management strategies, secondary metabolites, and other methods including more novel research areas such as molecular, –omics, plant growth enhancement and endophytic abilities of P. chlamydosporia. The final chapter deals with the future perspectives of P. chlamydosporia research.The book is aimed at researchers, professionals, practitioners, and graduate or undergraduate students involved in both basic and applied studies, as well as in activities dealing with biocontrol agents of plant-parasitic nematodes, helminths, crop protection and integrated pest management. It concentrates on fundamental aspects, and the evolution, of nematophagous fungi.
Endophytic fungi fungal enzymes nematode management nematophagous fungi suppressive soils