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Book chapters:
Ecological Aspects of Endophyte-Based Biocontrol of Forest Diseases
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences
Information
Abstract
Recent studies have shown that the asymptomatic fungal endophytes may influ-ence the outcome of forest trees' interactions with pathogens and herbivores, rais-ing a promise that endophytes might be utilized as biocontrol agents in integrated pest and disease management. However, practical applications for forest protec-tion based on endophytes are still rare, in particular in the case of the economi-cally and ecologically important large trees and their diseases. A better under-standing of the ecological and biological background of the protection provided by endophytes may help to design new forest protection strategies that utilize endo-phytes in control of tree diseases. More information is also needed regarding the effects of silvicultural methods on endophyte communities at the level of single trees and forest stands. In this chapter, we discuss the motivation for continued re-search on endophyte-based biocontrol of forest tree diseases and some ecological aspects related to the topic.
International
Si
10.1007/978-81-322-1575-2_17
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Springer
ISBN
978-81-322-1575-2
Series
Book title
Advances in endophytic research
From page
321
To page
333
Participants
  • Autor: Johanna Witzell (SLU)
  • Autor: Juan Antonio Martin Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Kathrin Blumenstein (SLU)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Genética y Fisiología Forestal
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