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Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 7, pp 864–866 | Cite as

Interactive effects of water stress and powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis) on the alkaloid production of Achnatherum inebrians infected by Epichloë endophyte

  • Nana Li
  • Chao Xia
  • Rui Zhong
  • Yawen Ju
  • Zhibiao Nan
  • Michael J. Christensen
  • Xingxu ZhangEmail author
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Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the anonymous reviewers for reviewing the manuscript. This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2014CB138702), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31402132, 31772665) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (lzujbky-2016-12, lzujbky-2016-177, lzujbky-2016-192).

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Supplementary table 1-Two-way ANOVA for the effects of powdery mildew disease (D) and water stress (W) on ergine and ergonovine content of the E+ drunken horse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nana Li
    • 1
  • Chao Xia
    • 1
  • Rui Zhong
    • 1
  • Yawen Ju
    • 1
  • Zhibiao Nan
    • 1
  • Michael J. Christensen
    • 2
  • Xingxu Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems, Key Laboratory of Grassland Livestock Industry Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Pastoral Agricultural Science and TechnologyLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.AgResearchGrasslands Research CentrePalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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