Host affinity of endophytic fungi and the potential for reciprocal interactions involving host secondary chemistry.

  title={Host affinity of endophytic fungi and the potential for reciprocal interactions involving host secondary chemistry.},
  author={Natalie Christian and Brian E Sedio and Ximena Fl{\'o}rez-Buitrago and Luis A. Ram{\'i}rez-Camejo and Enith I. Rojas and Luis C. Mej{\'i}a and Sage Palmedo and Autumn Rose and John W. Schroeder and Edward Allen Herre},
  journal={American journal of botany},
PREMISE Interactions between fungal endophytes and their host plants present useful systems for identifying important factors affecting assembly of host-associated microbiomes. Here we investigated the role of secondary chemistry in mediating host affinity of asymptomatic foliar endophytic fungi using Psychotria spp. and Theobroma cacao (cacao) as hosts. METHODS First, we surveyed endophytic communities in Psychotria species in a natural common garden using culture-based methods. Then we… 

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