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Endophytes of the Tropics

Diversity, Ubiquity and Applications, 1st Edition

By Adeline Su Yien Ting

CRC Press

136 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Endophytes of the Tropics: Diversity, Ubiquity and Applications® is a presentation of consolidated information on endophytes from the tropical region. It provides a glimpse of the various species of endophytes in the tropics, their host plants, their applications in the various field, and some of the challenges in endophytic research. In short, this book presents an overview of and the future of endophyte research in the tropics.

The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:

  • Diversity of endophytes in the tropics
  • Beneficial application of tropical endophytes or their derivatives
  • Highlights on some valuable endophytic species from the tropics
  • Some commercialized products based on tropical endophytes
  • Challenges in researching endophytes
  • Remedial strategies to advance research on tropical endophytes

This books stands apart from others as it highlights on endophytes of the tropical regions, associating the uniqueness of tropical endophytes with the rich plant diversity and ethnobotanical history. There is therefore greater possibility that novel metabolites can be isolated from the endophytes, which can be explored and harnessed for the benefit of mankind.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Author Biography. Introduction. Endophytes in the Tropics. Application of Endophytes from the Tropics. Valuable Endophytic Species from the Tropics. Commercialization of Endophytes from the Tropics. Challenges in Endophytic Research in the Tropics. Conclusions. References.

About the Author

Adeline Ting holds a PhD in Plant Pathology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her work highlighted the significant value of endophytes as biocontrol agents to suppress Fusarium wilt development in banana plants. Upon graduation, she continued her research on endophytes, diversifying into expounding the potential of endophytes in many areas; for metabolite production, biofungicide application, bioremediation treatment and biosynthesis of metal-nanoparticles. She leads her Applied Microbiology research team, and they pursue this interest together. In recent years, she has blended the –omics technologies, physical approaches, and instrumentation techniques, such as metagenomics, Next-Generation Sequencing, electron microscopy, Fourier-Transformed Infrared Microscopy, into her research. Adeline is now with Monash University Malaysia, and is the Head of the Discipline (Biological Science). She has been awarded 12 external grants, published over 50 journal articles, 10 invited book chapters, and more than 60 conference papers. She has hosted international interns from the RISE-DAAD program and from SupBiotech Paris. The numerous awards conferred have recognized her excellent research work. This includes the prestigious National Outstanding Researcher Award (Biological Science) (2018), Gold Medal for the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) (2018), ProVice Chancellor Award (Research Excellence) for Postgraduate Research Supervision (2019), and ProVice Chancellor Award (Research Excellence) for Early Career Researcher (2013).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General