Endophyte Compatibility in Perennial Ryegrass, Meadow Fescue, and Tall Fescue

A Short Review
  • M. J. Christensen


Compatibility reflects the balance in the complex interactions between host grass and fungal endophyte. A compatible association can be defined as one which performs well in the environment in which it is growing. Many factors are involved in determining compatibility, some of which are readily apparent while others are more subtle. This short paper reviews some factors identified from research involving perennial ryegrass, tall fescue and meadow fescue with implications in the compatibility of endophytes and their grass hosts.


Leaf Blade Tall Fescue Perennial Ryegrass Fungal Endophyte Parental Isolate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Christensen
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  1. 1.AgResearch GrasslandsPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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