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Endophytic Fungi of Citrus Plants

Version 1 : Received: 22 October 2019 / Approved: 23 October 2019 / Online: 23 October 2019 (10:15:09 CEST)

How to cite: Nicoletti, R. Endophytic Fungi of Citrus Plants. Preprints 2019, 2019100268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0268.v1). Nicoletti, R. Endophytic Fungi of Citrus Plants. Preprints 2019, 2019100268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0268.v1).

Abstract

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 implies a likely higher impact of these symbiotic interactions. Aspects concerning occurrence and effects of endophytic fungi associated with citrus species are revised in the present paper.

Subject Areas

Citrus spp.; endophytes; antagonism; defensive mutualism; plant growth promotion; bioactive compounds

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