Incidence and Diversity of Neotyphodium Fungal Endophytes in Tall Fescue from Morocco, Tunisia, and Sardinia

  title={Incidence and Diversity of Neotyphodium Fungal Endophytes in Tall Fescue from Morocco, Tunisia, and Sardinia},
  author={Stephen L. Clement and Leslie R. Elberson and Nadeer N. Youssef and Christine M. Davitt and Robert P. Doss},
  journal={Crop Science},
There is a premium on having Neotyphodium germplasm available for temperate grass improvement programs because these fungal endophytes present opportunities for developing new grass-endophyte combinations for enhanced tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. Unfortunately, surveys have revealed a low incidence of Neotyphodium fungi in grass germplasm collections. This research surveyed tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) accessions from a 1994 Australian-U.S. plant-collection trip to… 

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