Exploitation of endophytes for sustainable agricultural intensification

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Le Cocq, K., Gurr, S. J., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2017. Exploitation of endophytes for sustainable agricultural intensification. Molecular Plant Pathology. 18 (3), pp. 469-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12483

AuthorsLe Cocq, K., Gurr, S. J., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H.

Intensive agriculture, which depends on unsustainable levels of agrochemical inputs, is environmentally harmful, and the expansion of these practices to meet future needs is not economically feasible. Other options should be considered to meet the global food security challenge. The plant microbiome has been linked to improved plant productivity and, in this microreview, we consider the endosphere – a subdivision of the plant microbiome. We suggest a new definition of microbial endophyte status, the need for synergy between fungal and bacterial endophyte research efforts, as well as potential strategies for endophyte application to agricultural systems.

Year of Publication2017
JournalMolecular Plant Pathology
Journal citation18 (3), pp. 469-473
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12483
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeOptimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: How can we control nitrogen cycling in soil?
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online25 Aug 2016
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Accepted25 Aug 2016
Copyright licenseCC BY

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