Different Levels of Protective Alkaloids in Grasses with Stroma-forming and Seed-transmitted Epichloë/Neotyphodium Endophytes

@article{Leuchtmann2004DifferentLO,
  title={Different Levels of Protective Alkaloids in Grasses with Stroma-forming and Seed-transmitted Epichlo{\"e}/Neotyphodium Endophytes},
  author={Adrian Leuchtmann and D. Schmidt and Lowell P. Bush},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={1025-1036}
}
The three alkaloid groups—lolines, ergopeptides, and peramine— are typically associated with endophyte infection of grasses, with the main function to protect hosts against herbivores. We determined levels of N-formylloline, N-acetylloline, ergovaline, and peramine in 18 European grasses naturally infected with seed-transmitted Neotyphodium endophytes or sexual Epichloë species. Peramine was the most common alkaloid, whereas lolines and ergovaline were only detected in Festuca hosts infected… CONTINUE READING