Neotyphodium

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Neotyphodium

a genus of fungal endophytes which live within cool-season grass plant tissues.

Neotyphodium coenophialum
infects Festuca arundinacea and F. elatior and produces ergot alkaloids that cause fescue toxicosis.
Neotyphodium folii
an endophyte that infects Lolium perenne and produces alkaloids that cause perennial ryegrass staggers.
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and the fungi (Epichloe coenophiala) formerly named Neotyphodium coenophialum [7] has attracted many attentions due to the mutual beneficial effects that enhance the plant tolerance and vitality under stress conditions.
As a result, developing an effective detection procedure is of substantial importance for alkaloids produced by the fungal endophyte Neotyphodium coenophialum and/or fungi of the genus Claviceps (Belesky and Bacon 2009; Cross 2003).
If your lawn has tall fescue grass, you can be more than 90 percent certain that the fescue is infected with a toxic fungus called Neotyphodium coenophialum.