Trichoderma: Biology, ecology and Trichoderma-plant and Trichodermapathogen interactions

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Payungsak Ruayaree


The fungal genus Trichoderma, belonging to the family Hypocreaceae, Euascomycetes, Ascomycota,

Eukaryota, consists of more than 200 species and ecologically resides in most soils in the roots of plants as

a rhizosphere-competent and in the part of plants as avirulent opportunistic symbionts, in the decaying woods and

organic matters as saprophytes. However, to study the biology, ecology, and plant-Trichoderma-pathogen

networking, it is essential to understand the colonization of host plant roots, plant growth promotion, root hair

development, yield or crop productivity, induced systemic resistance, and prime plant defense. The objective of this

review paper was to describe the Trichoderma functions which can attack, invade, and inhibit other types of fungi

or microbes as biocontrol agents through the mechanisms called antagonistic organisms, antibiosis, nutrient and

space competition, mycoparasitism, endophytic colonization, and inactivation of plant pathogen’s enzymes. This

review summarizes an overview of the biology, ecology, and knowledge background of Trichoderma-plant and

Trichoderma-pathogen interactions.

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Ruayaree, P. (2024). Trichoderma: Biology, ecology and Trichoderma-plant and Trichodermapathogen interactions . Journal of Science and Agricultural Technology, 4(2), 1–4.
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