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Endophytes and their role in phytoremediation
The diversity of contaminant-resistant/degrading endophytes and their role in phytoremediation is reviewed and some issues that have been raised surrounding this area of research are discussed. Expand
Diversity and cold adaptation of endophytic fungi from five dominant plant species collected from the Baima Snow Mountain, Southwest China
Growth temperature tests indicated that 75% of the isolates from the Baima Snow Mountain were psychrotrophs and 14% were the transitional type between psychrotophs and mesophiles, whereas all of the isolate from the Yuanjiang Dry-hot Valley were mesophile, which suggested that the endophytes from theBaimaSnow Mountain possess a remarkable ability to adapt to cold environments. Expand
The effect of endophytic Peyronellaea from heavy metal-contaminated and uncontaminated sites on maize growth, heavy metal absorption and accumulation
It is suggested that HM-tolerance due to endophytes and their effects on host plant growth and heavy metal absorption and accumulation were not correlated with origin of theendophytes. Expand
Diverse strategies conferring extreme cadmium (Cd) tolerance in the dark septate endophyte (DSE), Exophiala pisciphila: evidence from RNA-seq data.
This study represents the first investigation of the transcriptome of DSE under Cd stress, and the results provide valuable information for future molecular studies of HMs tolerance in fungi. Expand
Identification of Glutathione S-Transferase (GST) Genes from a Dark Septate Endophytic Fungus (Exophiala pisciphila) and Their Expression Patterns under Varied Metals Stress
Although heavy metal-specific differences in performance were observed under various heavy metals in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) transformed with EpGSTN-31, the over-expression of this gene was able to enhance the heavy metal tolerance of the host cells and provides a primary interpretation of heavy metal detoxification for E. pisciphila. Expand
Dark septate endophyte enhances maize cadmium (Cd) tolerance by the remodeled host cell walls and the altered Cd subcellular distribution
It is demonstrated that the root CWs were the primary site for Cd accumulation, functioning as a sink for toxic Cd ions, and the enhanced Cd compartmentation in plant CWs by DSE lowers the entry of trace metals in the protoplast, thereby conferring the tolerant races of plants that can survive and thrive on metal-contaminated soils. Expand
Evidence for a Dark Septate Endophyte (Exophiala Pisciphila, H93) Enhancing Phosphorus Absorption by Maize Seedlings
Dark septate endophytes (DSE) are a group of multifunctional fungi that ubiquitously colonize the roots of numerous plants worldwide, benefiting the nutrition and adaptation of hosts to variousExpand
Heavy metal pollution and accumulation in maize grown in arable soils located near a lead and zinc slag heap in Yunnan, Southwest China
An investigation on heavy metals (HMs), Pb, Zn and Cd pollution and accumulation in maize grown in arable soils along a lead and zinc slag heap in Yunnan, Southwest China was conducted usingExpand
Insect-mediated nitrogen dynamics in decomposing wood
By accelerating the release of nutrients immobilised in fungal tissues and promoting N 2 fixation by free-living and endosymbiotic prokaryotes, saproxylic insects have the potential to influence N dynamics in forests. Expand