Endophyte Effects on Growth and Water Relations of Tall Fescue
The endophyte Neotyphodium coenophialum enhances drought survival of its host tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) in field populations. Detailed studies on growth and water relations are needed during the onset of drought stress to identify mechanisms associated with drought survival. We conducted field studies of the growth, water relations and carbohydrate profiles of 3 tall fescue associations with (E+) and without (E−) their native endophytes to identify physiological traits associated with endophyte-enhanced drought tolerance.
KeywordsDrought Stress Water Relation Leaf Sheath Tall Fescue Festuca Arundinacea
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