Occurrence of Fungal Endophytes in Forage Grasses of South India

  • T. S. Suryanarayanan
  • K. Rajagopal


Data on the distribution of fungal endophytes of grasses are confined only to a few species of temperate grasses such as Lolium and Festuca (White and Cole, 1985; Clay, 1987). There is a need to survey forage grasses of tropics for the presence of fungal endophytes and hence we screened seeds, leaf sheaths and roots of some of the principal forage grasses of South India.


Endophytic Fungus Leaf Sheath Tall Fescue Fungal Endophyte Forage Grass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Suryanarayanan
    • 1
  • K. Rajagopal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyRdamakrishna Mission Vigekananda CollegeMadrasIndia

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