How promising are endophytic fungi as alternative sources of plant secondary metabolites?

Authors: Dr. Priti Vaidyanathan, B. T. Ramesha, Shweta Singh  and Ors.

Abstract: Endophytic fungi, which colonize plants internally without apparent adverse effects, occur ubiquitously in plants. In contrast to their pathogenic fungal counterparts, the endophytic fungi exist in a mutualis tic association with their host plants, and in few cases, enhance the ability of plants to tolerate abiotic and biotic stresses.