Effects of Natural and Artificial Herbivory on Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue, Festuca Arundinacea and Response by the Aphid, Rhopalosiphum Padi

  • J. C. Murphy
  • T. L. Bultman


Many endophytic fungi are asymptomatic, showing no external signs of infection. The majority, however, produce alkaloids (West, 1994). Alkaloids are the proposed toxic agents to vertebrate herbivores (Lyons et al., 1986; Read and Camp. 1986) and are also attributed to reducing insect herbivory (Siegel et a/., 1990; Breen, 1994)


Endophytic Fungus Tall Fescue Ergot Alkaloid Fungal Endophyte Endophyte Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Murphy
    • 1
  • T. L. Bultman
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of ScienceTruman State UniversityKirksvilleUSA

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