About the book
The book covers the latest developments in the constantly emerging research associated with fungal endophytic microorganisms. The fungal endophytes are distinct group of organisms forming associations nearly ubiquitously throughout the plant kingdom. In view of the great availability of these microorganisms, significant attention is being paid towards their exploitation with regard to novel and beneficial effects. Thus, the biotechnological applications of fungal endophytes in the fields of discovery of high value metabolites as natural drugs, endophytic fungal derived biocatalysts and flavor in food processing industries, enhanced in planta production of bioactive compounds through regulation key genes of biosynthetic pathway, fungal endophyte assisted phytoremediation of contaminated environments, mycendophyte mediated synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and endophytic fungal biocontol agents for plant diseases are discussed in detail. This book intends to cover recent advances in fungal endophytic research in environment, medicine, agriculture and industry.