Working Groups

WG1. Ecology of endophytes

A key component of the Action aims at understanding the ecology of microbial endophytes hosted by the natural vegetation and important crop plants.

WG2. Identification of new competent endophytes

The aim of this WG is the isolation and characterization of bacterial and fungal endophytes that are beneficial to host plants following re-inoculation.

WG3. Development of new microbial inocula

The scientific focus will target the development of inoculants (both bacteria and fungi) and inoculation technology.

WG4. New industrial products in life sciences

The network will continue seeking pharmaceutical and agrochemical indications, but will expand endophyte exploitation into other industrial applications.