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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The proposal suggested here indicates that the primordial holometabolous larva, now based on a variety of fossil evidence, rapidly differentiated evolutionarily into three forms: (1), an externally feeding, actively walking, cruciform caterpillar; (2), an endophytic, phytophagous and largely legless cruciform grub; and (3), a predatory, campodeiform larva.
Histologically, the specimen displayed both endophytic and exophytic morphology, comprising of warty papillomatous projections lined by variably atypical stratified squamous epithelium and overlying hyperkeratosis and parakeratin.
Investigation revealed the presence of an endophytic mass in the larynx.
Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions is a world leading research effort with a comprehensive discovery platform focused on endophytic microbes and their plant-host interactions.
Like endophytic fungi, pathogens can increase, decrease, or have no effect on herbivore preference (Hatcher, 1995; Moran, 1998; Kluth et al.
The association of plants and endophytic symbionts is ancient and is thought to be a critical step in the movement of plants onto land.
In greenhouse experimentation, the application of two endophytic actinomycete strains and one telluric actinomycete on potato plants induced good reduction of disease severity of potato bacterial wilt.
There's endophytic fungi that grows on the inside fibres and epiphytic fungi on the outside.
Plant endophytic microorganisms can improve plant yield and enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stress as well as to pathogens under experimental conditions, but these effects are often not sufficiently stable for practical application.