Difference between revisions of "Endophyte"

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Source: http://www.rsnz.org/awards/teacher_fellowships/profiles2006/BarbaraRyan.php<br><br>
 
Source: http://www.rsnz.org/awards/teacher_fellowships/profiles2006/BarbaraRyan.php<br><br>
 
http://www.goatworld.com/articles/nutrition/endophyte.jpg<br><br>
 
http://www.goatworld.com/articles/nutrition/endophyte.jpg<br><br>
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The tall fescue endophyte fungus is found inside a leaf sheath cell.<br>
 
Source: http://www.goatworld.com/articles/nutrition/tallfescuetoxicosis.shtml<br><br>
 
Source: http://www.goatworld.com/articles/nutrition/tallfescuetoxicosis.shtml<br><br>
 
http://hcs.osu.edu/albums/turf_covers/endophyteseed.sized.jpg<br><br>
 
http://hcs.osu.edu/albums/turf_covers/endophyteseed.sized.jpg<br><br>
 
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program<br><br>
 
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program<br><br>

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1. A plant living within another plant. In turfgrasses, it is a fungus (fungi) within the grass plant secreting substances that repel insect pests.

BarbaraRyan1.jpg

Ryegrass shown on left without endophyte, and with endophyte on the right.
Source: http://www.rsnz.org/awards/teacher_fellowships/profiles2006/BarbaraRyan.php

endophyte.jpg

The tall fescue endophyte fungus is found inside a leaf sheath cell.
Source: http://www.goatworld.com/articles/nutrition/tallfescuetoxicosis.shtml

endophyteseed.sized.jpg

Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program