A Survey of Endophytic Fungi in Some Native Forage Grasses of Northwestern China

  • Baojun Li
  • Xiaohong Zheng
  • Suichang Sun

Abstract

Although the fungal endophyte-grass association was first reported more than 60 years ago (Sampson, 1933), animal health problems related to this association were not connected until many years later (Bacon et al, 1977). Numerous studies since that time have shown a negative impact of alkaloids produced by endophyte-infected grasses on animal disorders.

Keywords

Endophytic Fungus Tall Fescue Forage Grass Endophyte Infection Limited Land Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baojun Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaohong Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Suichang Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Xinjiang Academy of Animal SciencesUrumqi, XinjiangChina
  2. 2.Jacklin Seed Co.Post FallsUSA

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