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Agricultural and Other Biotechnological Applications Resulting from Trophic Plant-Endophyte Interactions

Department of Biology and Biotechnology of Microorganisms, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Konstantynów St. 1 I, 20-708 Lublin, Poland
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Agronomy 2019, 9(12), 779; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9120779
Received: 5 November 2019 / Revised: 15 November 2019 / Accepted: 18 November 2019 / Published: 20 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Crop Breeding and Genetics)
Endophytic microbiota plays a role not only in supplying plants with the basic nutrients indispensable for their growth, but also helps them in the mechanisms of adaptation to various environmental stresses (i.e., salinity, drought), which is important in the aspect of crop yields. From the agricultural and biotechnological points of view, the knowledge of endophytes and their roles in increasing crop yields, plant resistance to diseases, and helping to survive environmental stress is extremely desirable. This paper reviews some of the beneficial plant–microbe interactions that might be potentially used in both agriculture (plant growth stimulation effect, adaptation of host organisms in salinity and drought conditions, and support of defense mechanisms in plants), and in biotechnology (bioactive metabolites, application of endophytes for bioremediation and biotransformation processes, and production of biofertilizers and biopreparations). Importantly, relatively recent reports on endophytes from the last 10 years are summarized in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: endophytic microbiota; plant growth stimulation; biopreparates; metabolites; biotechnology; agriculture endophytic microbiota; plant growth stimulation; biopreparates; metabolites; biotechnology; agriculture
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Kuźniar, A.; Włodarczyk, K.; Wolińska, A. Agricultural and Other Biotechnological Applications Resulting from Trophic Plant-Endophyte Interactions. Agronomy 2019, 9, 779.

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