Number of plant species from which DSE have been described

Range >600 plant species
Organism Fungus Dark septate endophytes (DSE)
Reference Deng Z, Cao L. Fungal endophytes and their interactions with plants in phytoremediation: A review. Chemosphere. 2017 Feb168: 1100-1106. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.10.097. p.1101 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID28029384
Primary Source K. Mandyam, A. Jumpponen, Seeking the elusive function of the root-colonising dark septate endophytic fungi Stud. Mycol., 53 (2005), pp. 173–189 link link
Comments P.1101 right column 2nd paragraph: "Members of the cruciferae, which include major commercial crops such as Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and rapeseed, are known as nonmycorrhizal plants, nevertheless, some dark septate endophytes (DSE) have been found as fungal symbionts in these plant species (Usuki and Narisawa, 2007). The dark septate endophytes (DSE) are broadly classified as conidial and sterile septate fungal endophytes, which form melanised structures, such as inter- and intracellular hyphae and microsclerotia, in the plant roots. The DSE fungi have been found worldwide and coexist often with different mycorrhizal fungi (Upson et al., 2009). They have been reported from more than 600 plant species, including plants that are considered non-mycorrhizal (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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