IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

A Historic Perspective of Endophytes in Vascular Plants and Their Role in Environmental Sustainability

A Historic Perspective of Endophytes in Vascular Plants and Their Role in Environmental Sustainability
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Sreekumari Kurissery (Lakehead University, Canada), Leah Katherine Shaw (Lakehead University, Canada) and Nandakumar Kanavillil (Lakehead University, Canada)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 25
Source title: Research Anthology on Recent Advancements in Ethnopharmacology and Nutraceuticals
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3546-5.ch006

Purchase

View A Historic Perspective of Endophytes in Vascular Plants and Their Role in Environmental Sustainability on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

The term “endophyte” comes from words “endo” meaning within and “phyton” meaning plant. In 1866, De Bary first defined an endophyte as any organism that resides in the tissues of plants but not causing any harm. Thus, endophytes can be a microorganism, usually fungi or bacteria, that colonizes plants parts. The plant tissues/parts where endophytes grow include healthy leaves, petioles, stems, twigs, bark, roots, fruits, flowers, and seeds. They are found virtually in every one of the 300,000 species of vascular plants. Many endophytes co-exist in a single plant host with their populations ranging from one to hundreds of bacterial/fungal species. This chapter outlines a historical perspective of endophytes including ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery. Also, this chapter provides upto date information on the emerging role of endophytes in the sustainability of pasture and economy of agriculture, thereby contributing to the environmental sustainability.

Related Content

Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai. © 2022. 12 pages.
Dawn-Marie Walker, Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai. © 2022. 13 pages.
G. Ramadhas, A.S. Suman Sankar, N.V. Sugathan. © 2022. 17 pages.
Aashaq Hussain Bhat, Himani Goyal Sharma. © 2022. 19 pages.
Kiran Mustafa, Javaria Kanwal, Sara Musaddiq, Samia Khakwani. © 2022. 14 pages.
Sreekumari Kurissery, Leah Katherine Shaw, Nandakumar Kanavillil. © 2022. 25 pages.
Ankita Gautam. © 2022. 18 pages.
Body Bottom