Leaf Blade Colonization by Two Neotyphodium Endophytes, and Ergovaline Distribution within Leaves of Tall Fescue and Meadow Fescue
Hyphae of Neotyphodium coenophialum are generally considered to be absent or insignificant within leaf blades of tall fescue. However, a recent study found hyphae in leaf blade tissue close to the ligule in nearly all tall fescue plants examined, while in some plants hyphae were abundant along the entire length of blade. (paper prepared). This short paper reports on a study which examined the influence of plant and endophyte genotype on leaf blade colonization, and ergovaline distribution within leaves.
KeywordsLeaf Blade Leaf Sheath Tall Fescue Hyphal Growth Tissue Piece
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