CONSTRUING THE ROLE OF ENDOPHYTES IN FORAGE AND OTHER CROPS DISEASE MANAGEMENT – A REVIEW
ANNIE KHANNA*, KUSHAL RAJ AND VISHAL GANDHI
Department of Plant Pathology
CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar – 125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : anniekhanna30@gmail.com)
(Received : 24 September 2019; Accepted : 30 November 2019)

SUMMARY

Endophytes are the microorganisms that live inside different plant tissues for a part of their life without harming their host plant species. Beneficial endophytes facilitates plant growth by enhancing the uptake of plant nutrients, protecting plants from plant pathogens and increasing plants tolerance against various abiotic stresses. Endophytes combat with phytopathogens using different mechanisms viz., siderophore production, HCN, antibiotic production etc. Considering the beneficial effects of endophytes, their use in sustainable agricultural practices will play a pivotal role and offer ecofriendly strategy for enhancing the productivity of forage and other crops while decreasing the use of chemical pesticides in plant disease management

Key words: Endophytes, siderophore, HCN, antibiotic, disease management