Root Endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae Confers Plant Fitness Benefits that Are Phosphate Status Dependent

@article{Hiruma2016RootEC,
  title={Root Endophyte Colletotrichum tofieldiae Confers Plant Fitness Benefits that Are Phosphate Status Dependent},
  author={K. Hiruma and N. Gerlach and S. Sacrist{\'a}n and R. Nakano and S. Hacquard and Barbara Kracher and U. Neumann and D. Ram{\'i}rez and M. Bucher and R. O’Connell and P. Schulze-Lefert},
  journal={Cell},
  year={2016},
  volume={165},
  pages={464 - 474}
}
Summary A staggering diversity of endophytic fungi associate with healthy plants in nature, but it is usually unclear whether these represent stochastic encounters or provide host fitness benefits. Although most characterized species of the fungal genus Colletotrichum are destructive pathogens, we show here that C. tofieldiae (Ct) is an endemic endophyte in natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations in central Spain. Colonization by Ct initiates in roots but can also spread systemically into… Expand
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