Epichloë endophyte

Are Epichloë endophytes specific to Elymus grass hosts?

H. Song, Song, Q. Y., Li, X. Z., and Nan, Z. B., Are Epichloë endophytes specific to Elymus grass hosts?, vol. 14, pp. 17463-17471, 2015.

Epichloë endophytes are widely distributed mutualists of cool-season grasses and can protect their hosts against biotic and abiotic stresses. Previous studies have shown that Epichloë endophytes are specific to their grass hosts in tall Festuca and Lolium species. However, no systematic analysis exists of host specificity of asexual Epichloë endophytes and Chinese Elymus species.

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