An Epichloë endophyte affects the competitive ability of Festuca rubra against other grassland species

@article{VzquezdeAldana2012AnEE,
  title={An Epichlo{\"e} endophyte affects the competitive ability of Festuca rubra against other grassland species},
  author={Beatriz R V{\'a}zquez-de-Aldana and I{\~n}igo Zabalgogeazcoa and Antonia Garc{\'i}a-Ciudad and Balbino Garc{\'i}a-Criado},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2012},
  volume={362},
  pages={201-213}
}
Background and aimsFestuca rubra plants are asymptomatically infected by the systemic fungal endophyte Epichloë festucae and high infection rates have been found in natural grasslands. Our objective was to determine the effect of endophyte infection on the competitive ability of Festuca rubra in binary mixtures against other grassland species.MethodsIn two glasshouse experiments, endophyte-infected (E+) and non-infected (E−) plants of two half-sib lines (PEN, RAB) of Festuca rubra were grown in… CONTINUE READING

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