Evidence for copper binding by extracellular root exudates of tall fescue but not perennial ryegrass infected withNeotyphodium spp. endophytes

Infection of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) with its endemicNeotyphodium coenophialum-endophyte (Morgan-Jones and Gams) Glenn, Bacon and Hanlin appears to reduce copper (Cu) concentrations in forage and serum of grazing animals, contributing to a range of immune-related disorders. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to identify effects of novel… CONTINUE READING