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Endophytes of the Tropics

Diversity, Ubiquity and Applications

Endophytes of the Tropics: Diversity, Ubiquity and Applications (R) is a presentation of consolidated information on endophytes from the tropical region. It provides a glimpse of the various species of endophytes in the tropics, their host plants, their applications in the various field, and some of the challenges in endophytic research. Les mer
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Endophytes of the Tropics: Diversity, Ubiquity and Applications (R) is a presentation of consolidated information on endophytes from the tropical region. It provides a glimpse of the various species of endophytes in the tropics, their host plants, their applications in the various field, and some of the challenges in endophytic research. In short, this book presents an overview of and the future of endophyte research in the tropics.





The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:








Diversity of endophytes in the tropics







Beneficial application of tropical endophytes or their derivatives







Highlights on some valuable endophytic species from the tropics







Some commercialized products based on tropical endophytes







Challenges in researching endophytes







Remedial strategies to advance research on tropical endophytes








This books stands apart from others as it highlights on endophytes of the tropical regions, associating the uniqueness of tropical endophytes with the rich plant diversity and ethnobotanical history. There is therefore greater possibility that novel metabolites can be isolated from the endophytes, which can be explored and harnessed for the benefit of mankind.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Contents
Foreword ix


Preface xi


Acknowledgment xiii


Author xv


Introduction xvii


1 Endophytes in the Tropics 1


1.1 Diversity and Ubiquity 1


1.2 Endophytes and Their Tropical Host Plants 4


1.3 Factors Driving Endophyte Communities in the Tropics 14


1.4 Spread of Tropical Endophytes and Their Endophyte-Host


Plant Association 15


1.5 Endophyte Research in the Tropics 18


2 Applications of Endophytes from the Tropics 21


2.1 Introduction 21


2.2 Tropical Endophytes for Agriculture 22


2.3 Tropical Endophytes for Biomedicine and Biosynthesis


of Valuable Compounds 28


2.3.1 Antimicrobial Compounds 28


2.3.2 Anticancer Compounds 30


2.3.3 Functional Polysaccharides 36


2.3.4 Other Valuable Compounds/Metabolites 36


2.3.5 Biotransformation of Valuable Compounds 39


2.3.6 Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles by Tropical


Endophytes 42


2.4 Tropical Endophytes for Industrial Use 43


2.4.1 Enzymes from Tropical Endophytes 43


2.4.2 Pigments (or Colorants) from Tropical Endophytes 45


2.5 Tropical Endophytes for Bioenergy and Biocatalysis 48


2.6 Tropical Endophytes for Bioremediation 49


2.6.1 Metal Bioremediation 49


2.6.2 Hydrocarbon Bioremediation 54


2.6.3 Other Xenobiotic Pollutants 55


3 Valuable Endophytic Species from the Tropics 57


3.1 Endophytic Actinobacteria 57


3.2 Diaporthe and Phomopsis Species 58


3.3 Lasiodiplodia Species 59


3.4 Muscodor Species 60


3.5 Trichoderma Species 60


3.6 Xylaria Species 61


4 Commercialization of Endophytes from the Tropics 63


4.1 Introduction 63


5 Challenges in Endophytic Research in the Tropics 65


5.1 Challenges and Limitations 65


5.2 Remedial Strategies to Challenges 67


6 Conclusions 71


References 73


Index 105

Om forfatteren

Adeline Su Yien Ting holds a PhD in plant


pathology from Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Her work highlighted the significant value of


endophytes as biocontrol agents to suppress


Fusarium wilt development in banana plants.


Upon graduation, she continued her research


on endophytes, diversifying into expounding


the potential of endophytes in many areas; for


metabolite production, biofungicide application,


bioremediation treatment, and biosynthesis


of metal-nanoparticles. She leads her


applied microbiology research team, and they


pursue this interest together. In recent years,


she has blended the omics technologies, physical approaches, and instrumentation


techniques, such as metagenomics, next-generation sequencing, electron


microscopy, Fourier-transformed infrared microscopy, into her research.


Adeline is now with Monash University Malaysia, and is the head of the


discipline (Biological Science). She has been awarded 12 external grants, published


over 50 journal articles, 10 invited book chapters, and more than 60


conference papers. She has hosted international interns from the RISE-DAAD


program and from SupBiotech Paris. The numerous awards conferred have


recognized her excellent research work. This includes the prestigious National


Outstanding Researcher Award (Biological Science) (2018), Gold Medal for the


International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) (2018),


ProVice Chancellor Award (Research Excellence) for Postgraduate Research


Supervision (2019), and ProVice Chancellor Award (Research Excellence) for


Early Career Researcher (2013).