Ecological implications of anti-pathogen effects of tropical fungal endophytes and mycorrhizae.

  title={Ecological implications of anti-pathogen effects of tropical fungal endophytes and mycorrhizae.},
  author={E. Herre and Luis Carlos Mej{\'i}a and Damond A. Kyllo and Enith I. Rojas and Zuleyka Maynard and Andr{\'e} J Butler and Sunshine A. Van Bael},
  volume={88 3},
We discuss studies of foliar endophytic fungi (FEF) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with Theobroma cacao in Panama. Direct, experimentally controlled comparisons of endophyte free (E-) and endophyte containing (E+) plant tissues in T. cacao show that foliar endophytes (FEF) that commonly occur in healthy host leaves enhance host defenses against foliar damage due to the pathogen (Phytophthora palmivora). Similarly, root inoculations with commonly occurring AMF also reduce… CONTINUE READING


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