Bacterial endosymbionts: Master modulators of fungal phenotypes

Sarah J. Araldi-Brondolo, Joseph Spraker, Justin P. Shaffer, Emma H. Woytenko, David A. Baltrus, Rachel E. Gallery, A. Elizabeth Arnold

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From the saprotrophs that decay plant material to the pathogens and mutualists that shape plant population dynamics at local and regional scales, fungi are major drivers of ecosystem health, plant productivity, and sustainability in all major biomes (1 - 5). The ecological roles of such fungi are driven by their own genomic and epigenetic architecture, as well as that of their hosts, often with strong influences from the environmental context in which such interactions occur (1 - 9).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Fungal Kingdom
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670827
ISBN (Print)9781555819576
StatePublished - Sep 5 2017


  • Bacterial endosymbionts
  • Endohyphal bacteria
  • Fungal phenotypes
  • Genome sequence
  • In situ hybridization microscopy
  • Protein secretion systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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