Chestnuts (Castanea spp.) are plants of relevant economic interest in the agro-sylvicultural contexts of mountain regions throughout the temperate zone, particularly in the northern hemisphere. In recent years, several biological adversities have repeatedly endangered species belonging to this genus, calling for coordinated actions addressed to contrast their decline. These actions have mainly focused on the control of key pests/pathogens and the improvement of resistance/tolerance by the plant host, while the role of microorganisms as mediators of interactions between plants and the noxious agents has been less considered, essentially by reason of a limited knowledge on their ecological impact. In line with the increasing awareness of the basic importance of microbial symbionts in regulating plant fitness in both natural and crop contexts, this paper offers an overview on the occurrence and effects of endophytic fungi of chestnuts.

Endophytic Fungi and Ecological Fitness of Chestnuts / Nicoletti, R.; Beccaro, G. L.; Sekara, A.; Cirillo, C.; Di Vaio, C.. - In: PLANTS. - ISSN 2223-7747. - 10:3(2021), p. 542. [10.3390/plants10030542]

Endophytic Fungi and Ecological Fitness of Chestnuts

Cirillo, C.
Penultimo
;
Di Vaio, C.
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Chestnuts (Castanea spp.) are plants of relevant economic interest in the agro-sylvicultural contexts of mountain regions throughout the temperate zone, particularly in the northern hemisphere. In recent years, several biological adversities have repeatedly endangered species belonging to this genus, calling for coordinated actions addressed to contrast their decline. These actions have mainly focused on the control of key pests/pathogens and the improvement of resistance/tolerance by the plant host, while the role of microorganisms as mediators of interactions between plants and the noxious agents has been less considered, essentially by reason of a limited knowledge on their ecological impact. In line with the increasing awareness of the basic importance of microbial symbionts in regulating plant fitness in both natural and crop contexts, this paper offers an overview on the occurrence and effects of endophytic fungi of chestnuts.
2021
Endophytic Fungi and Ecological Fitness of Chestnuts / Nicoletti, R.; Beccaro, G. L.; Sekara, A.; Cirillo, C.; Di Vaio, C.. - In: PLANTS. - ISSN 2223-7747. - 10:3(2021), p. 542. [10.3390/plants10030542]
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