Endophytic Fungi of Citrus Plants
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Agriculture 2019, 9(12), 247; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9120247
Received: 12 October 2019 / Revised: 12 November 2019 / Accepted: 19 November 2019 / Published: 21 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Occurrence and Functions of Endophytic Fungi in Crop Species)
Besides a diffuse research activity on drug discovery and biodiversity carried out in natural contexts, more recently, investigations concerning endophytic fungi have started considering their occurrence in crops based on the major role that these microorganisms have been recognized to play in plant protection and growth promotion. Fruit growing is particularly involved in this new wave, by reason that the pluriannual crop cycle likely implies a higher impact of these symbiotic interactions. Aspects concerning occurrence and effects of endophytic fungi associated with citrus species are revised in the present paper.
Keywords: Citrus spp.; endophytes; antagonism; defensive mutualism; plant growth promotion; bioactive compounds
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