Occurrence of Endophytes in European Cultivars, Seed Lots, and Ecotypes of Festuca Species
A lot of work has been done on the occurrence and role of endophytes in ryegrass and tall fescue in the USA and New Zealand. In Europe some investigations were made on the role of endophyte infested meadow and tall fescue (BUMERL and MIKA 1991, SCHMIDT 1991), but few data are known about the occurrence of endophytes in meadow fescue. The aim was to evaluate European commercial cultivars and also ecotypes from fescue grasses for endophytic fungi.
KeywordsEndophytic Fungus Tall Fescue Infestation Level Rose Bengal European Variety
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