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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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Leaf endophytes affect mycorrhizal status and growth of co-infected and neighbouring plants.
One way to avoid fescue toxicosisis to grow tall fescue with nontoxic strains of the fungal endophyte.
The results, said Rodriguez, were dramatic: the endophytes reduced water consumption of the plant by up to one half, and increased its growth, the number of seeds it produced, and how much it weighed by as much as 50 percent.
In our study, we investigated the recovery potential of endophytes from various host species.
Endophytes are not only easier and less expensive to harvest than the trees themselves; they also have already crossed one threshold in the process, Strobel points out.
Pennell has isolated ryegrass endophytes that can make birds sick but not kill them.
Key words: Fungal endophytes, susceptibility, fungicides, Botrytis sp, enmended media.
Their research has shown that a new endophyte found in Ecuador is effective at running off the frosty pod rot pathogen.
Due to concerns regarding forage quality and livestock toxicity, a variety of methods have been developed to test plant tissues and seed for the presence of endophytes.