Fungal Endophytes and Their Interactions with Plants (Second Edition)

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Microbe Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 55

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Agriculture Victoria, AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
Interests: grass-fungal endophyte interactions; perennial ryegrass/tall fescue—epichloe spp. interactions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous Special Issue "Fungal Endophytes and Their Interactions with Plants", published in 2020.

This Special Issue encompasses information about endophytes and their unique interactions with their host plant. All plants embody endophytic microorganisms that, being part of the plant microbiome, play a major role in the host plant’s wellbeing. As smaller organisms with short life cycles, they are involved in the evolution of the host plant by taking part in the host’s adaptation to environmental stresses. Consequently, endophytes are often associated with enhanced tolerance to abiotic stresses and resistance to pests and diseases, and have been exploited for enhanced plant performance in a range of different industries.

This Special Issue will cover all aspects of host–endophyte interactions, including the discovery/characterization of novel fungi that are endophytic, genetics and genomics of endophytes, the role of endophytes in the plant microbiome, discovery/characterization of endophyte-derived secondary compounds and application of endophytes for enhanced plant performance. This Special Issue will also discuss any new developments in the field.

Dr. Kathryn M. Guthridge
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • endophytic fungus
  • endophyte–host interactions
  • endophyte genomics
  • endophytes as the plant microbiome
  • endophyte-derived secondary products
  • application of endophytes in industry
  • endophyte transcriptomics
  • symbiotum performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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