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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engelmannii share a simple and consistent needle endophyte microbiota
There are three classes of fungi symbiotically associated with plants and widely studied in the literature: mycorrhizae and two classes of endophytes (Rodriguez et al.
TM)] is a new novel endophyte tall fescue, combining the proven genetics of Martin2 forage tall fescue with the enhancement of the Protek(TM) endophyte.
Sand soil (1:3) mix (control) used in the experiment was sterilized for 1 hr at 15 lbs pressure for three consecutive days to eliminate naturally occurring endophytes and other contaminants.
Returning from iris Honduran expedition with a number of different plant species, Strobel began the endophyte isolation process.
The plant hosts the fungus and the fungus protects the plant from overgrazing by producing a toxin if the plant is stressed, such as the ryegrass endophyte that causes staggers in animals,' he says.
2002, Scott and Lima 2004), which often is infected with a symbiotic fungal endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum).
Their research has shown that a new endophyte found in Ecuador is effective at running off the frosty pod rot pathogen.
Many problems are associated with the endophyte that develops in over 90 percent of the tall fescue grown.
Effects of insect herbivory and fungal endophyte infection on competitive interactions among grasses.
The rapid process of grain filling was enhanced by fungal endophyte which accounted for higher accumulation of photoassimilates in the relatively greener and expanded leaves, thereby, greater biomass and yield in PBG 5 [12,1,30].