Fungal Genomics & Biology

Fungal Genomics & Biology
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8056

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Yongjun Zhang

Dr, Biotechnology Research Center,Academy of Agricultural Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, China

  • Mini Review   
    Prospect of Endophytic Fungal Entomopathogens for Pest Management
    Author(s): Xin Zhao, Shuaishuai Huang, Zhibing Luo and Yongjun Zhang*

    Endophytic fungal entomopathogens could offer a number of benefits to their host plants, which include protection against the primary pests, resistance against microbial pathogens, stimulation of growth, or increase of heavy metal or drought tolerance. However, all reports, so far, indicate that colonization of some plants by entomopathogenic fungi seemly confer only certain benefits to their hosts or else only one parameter was examined. Our study underscores the practicability of introduction of specific insect fungal pathogen strains into host plants as endophytes that could simultaneously promote host plant growth and offer plant protection against microbial pathogens, and/or insect pests, which highlights the prospect of endophytic fungal entomopathogens for pest management. Here, we further commented on the study-involved issues and the factors that possibly.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8056.21.11.171

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