Exploring endophytes for in vitro synthesis of bioactive compounds similar to metabolites produced in vivo by host plants

Sharma, Hemant, Rai, Arun Kumar, Dahiya, Divakar, Chettri, Rajen and Singh Nigam, Poonam (2021) Exploring endophytes for in vitro synthesis of bioactive compounds similar to metabolites produced in vivo by host plants. AIMS microbiology, 7 (2). pp. 175-199. ISSN 2471-1888

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Abstract / Description

Endophytes represent microorganisms residing within plant tissues without typically causing any adverse effect to the plants for considerable part of their life cycle and are primarily known for their beneficial role to their host-plant. These microorganisms can synthesize secondary metabolites similar to metabolites produced by their host plants. If microorganisms are isolated from certain plants, there is undoubtedly a strong possibility of obtaining beneficial endophytes strains producing host-specific secondary metabolites for their potential applications in sustainable agriculture, pharmaceuticals and other industrial sectors. Few products derived from endophytes are being used for cultivating resilient crops and developing non-toxic feeds for livestock. Our better understanding of the complex relationship between endophytes and their host will immensely improve the possibility to explore their unlimited functionalities. Successful production of host-secondary metabolites by endophytes at commercial scale might progressively eliminate our direct dependence on high-valued vulnerable plants, thus paving a viable way for utilizing plant resources in a sustainable way.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router [Abstract copyright: © 2021 the Author(s), licensee AIMS Press.]
Uncontrolled Keywords: endophytes; biomolecules; secondary-metabolites
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 580 Plants (Botany)
Department: School of Human Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 09:32
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 09:32
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6886

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