Understanding the diversity and versatility of Trichoderma by next-generation sequencing

Christin Zachow, Gabriele Berg

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Structural and functional diversity and interactions within the community as well as with the hosts are essential issues in understanding microbial ecosystems. Furthermore, they are a basis for its biotechnological exploitation. Microorganisms are known to be important drivers for the function of earth's ecosystems. Within the cycle of elements, fungi are the dominant players in degradation of organic matters. Thereby, the genus Trichoderma plays a crucial role. In plant–host interactions they mediate nutrient delivery, activation of the immune system and tolerance against various stressors. Due to their versatile capabilities, Trichoderma communities essentially contribute to a healthy environment but represent also a resource for biomolecules. The availability of DNA-based techniques has led to unravel the genetic potential of nonculturable microorganisms. This chapter describes, how next generation sequencing …
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma
Place of Publication2014
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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