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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Fungal endophytes have been shown to interact with a wide range of plant species in various capacities to enhance growth and development, and to confer tolerance to high temperature stress (Singh et al.
It has been reported by other researchers that the presence of the fungal endophyte in tall fescue confers resistance to some plant-parasitic nematodes," says Nyczepir.
The scientists took fungal endophytes from dunegrass, a species exposed to seawater and therefore salt-tolerant, and colonized the rice plants and seeds with its fungal spores, which germinated and infiltrated the plant's tissue.
Speed of infection and growth-promoting effects with four species of vesicular-arbuscular endophyte.
In spite of the extensive reports about the presence of endophytes in these commercial crops, very little is known about the secondary metabolites produced by them.
Cultivation-independent population analysis of bacterial endophytes in three potato varieties based on eu-bacterial and Actinomyces-specific PCR of 16S rRNA genes.
Use of Transgenies and Endophytes, 179 NEW PHYTOLOGIST 318, 325 (2008).
When endophytes from desert species were applied to temperate plants, like tomatoes, they were able to withstand drought and high temperatures.
Microbe-plant interactions are highlighted through discussion of endophytes and mycorrhizal partners, genetic instability of rhizoba, and the role of siderophores and actinomyces in disease suppression.
Metabolites toxic to spruce budworm from balsam fir needle endophytes.
They may occur as endophytes within plants in the field or as spoilage microorganisms, proliferating during improper storage.