endophyte


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endophyte

 [en´do-fīt]
a parasitic plant organism living within its host's body.

en·do·phyte

(en'dō-fīt),
A plant parasite living within another organism.
[endo- + G. phyton, plant]

endophyte

/en·do·phyte/ (en´do-fīt) a parasitic plant organism living within its host's body.

en·do·phyte

(en'dō-fīt)
A plant parasite living within another organism.
[endo- + G. phyton, plant]

endophyte

an ORGANISM, often a FUNGUS or BACTERIUM, living entirely within a PLANT and generally as a PARASITE on it.

endophyte

a parasitic plant living within its host's body.
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Fungal endophytes have been shown to interact with a wide range of plant species in various capacities to enhance growth and development, and to confer tolerance to high temperature stress (Singh et al.
Protek(TM) is a novel endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) that does not produce detectable levels of harmful ergot alkaloids such as the toxin ergovaline.
Consequently, if a promising endophyte is found in Africa, for example, there is a good possibility that a similar one is also native to South America.
We can produce seed inoculated with a specific endophyte that enhances the natural insecticide properties and puts birds off eating the grass for months, so it works for both herbivorous and insectivorous birds,' says Pennell.
Meanwhile, Agricultural Research Service scientists in the US have found that certain fungal endophytes or plant parasites that install themselves in nooks and crannies of plants keep disease-causing microbes at bay while not causing any harm to the plants.
Botryorhodines A-D, antifungal and cytotoxic depsidones from Botryosphaeria rhodina, an endophyte of the medicinal plant Bidens pilosa.
We examined the extent and type of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) and dark septate endophyte (DSE) fungal associations in three lycophyte and 44 fern species collected from three different sites in the Kolli Hills, Eastern Ghats, southern India.
verticillioides can be deadly, researchers in the ARS Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research Unit at Athens, Georgia, have found that the fungus is actually an endophyte in corn.
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