endophyte

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endophyte

[′en·də‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant that lives within, but is not necessarily parasitic on, another plant.
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I first observed it growing epiphytically and endophytically on the leaves of two different flowering vascular plants, Magnolia and Vibernum, along the I-10 corridor in Hancock County, Mississippi.
They are submucosal lesions frequently growing endophytically.
During the first instar, the larvae develop endophytically, a condition of low exposure of the larvae on the treated surface, whereas in the third instar the larvae remain on the leaf surface and ingest a higher amount of insecticide than first instar larvae, as observed by CARVALHO et al.
Comparison of epiphytically and endophytically isolated bacteria from different Salix clones, with emphasis on ice nucleation activity, pathogenic properties and seasonal variation.
These diazotrophs colonize roots, stems and leaves of cereals endophytically, where they probably suffer less competition from other microorganisms for carbon substrates than rhizosphere bacteria and possibly excrete part of their fixed N2 directly into the plants (Baldani et al.