Application of Endophyte Allozyme Analysis to Lolium Perenne Population Ecology in Hill Country Pasture
Differentiating morphologically identical ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) cultivars or ecotypes is prerequisite to quantifying their persistence when sown into swards of the same species. This differentiation can be achieved biochemically with plant allozymes (Sanders et al., 1989). Since Christensen et al. (1993) found characteristic allozyme patterns for different endophytes, this study investigated whether differentiation between mixtures of ryegrasses with different endophytes could be achieved using endophyte allozymes.
KeywordsTall Fescue Perennial Ryegrass Hill Country Meadow Fescue Explorer Plant
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