Location: Forage-animal Production Research
Project Number: 5042-21000-001-09-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 15, 2010
End Date: Mar 15, 2013
To characterize and compare metabolite profiles in tall fescue endophyte-infected and endophyte-free clone pairs.
Tall fescue, KY31, containing the wild-type fungal endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) strain has been used to generate endophyte-free lines, constituting of a genetically identical plant background with and without the endophyte. These clone pairs provide a tool to characterize and compare gene expression, metabolite profiles and phenotypic responses, in an identical genetic background, thus allows comparisons based solely on the presence or absence of the endophyte.