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Endophytic Fungi in Grasses from Semiarid Grasslands in Spain

  • I. Zabalgogeazcoa
  • A. García-Ciudad
  • B. García-Criado

Abstract

Dehesas are savanna-like semiarid grasslands which constitute a traditional, low-input, livestock production system in the Iberian Peninsula. In dehesas, the arboreal stratum is dominated by Quercus species, whereas the pastures are composed by a large number of plant species. More than 1000 species of vascular plants have been catalogued in the dehesas of the province of Salamanca. The grass family is the most important, comprising about 12% of the identified plant species (Hernandez, 1992), and an average of 50% of the herbage dry weight (Corona et al., 1995).

Keywords

Tall Fescue Fungal Endophyte Quercus Species Semiarid Grassland Livestock Production System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Zabalgogeazcoa
    • 1
  • A. García-Ciudad
    • 1
  • B. García-Criado
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología (CSIC)SalamancaSpain

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