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A tale of two grass species: Temperature affects the symbiosis of a mutualistic Epichloë endophyte in both tall fescue and perennial ryegrass
(Frontiers Media SA, 2020-05-08)
Many cool-season grasses form permanent, mutualistic symbioses with asexual Epichloë endophytes. These fungal symbionts often perform a protective role within the association as many strains produce secondary metabolites ...
Natural occurrence of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana as a vertically transmitted endophyte of Pinus radiata and its effect on above- and below-ground insect pests
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.), 2016)
The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, could hold such potential. It has previously been shown to be capable ...
Virulence of the plant-associated endophytic fungus Lecanicillium muscarium to diamondback moth larvae
(New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2019-07-28)
Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth) is a prominent pest of brassicas which is now resistant to most insecticides. Despite years of research, the range of available products used in biological control of diamondback moth ...