Location: Forage-animal Production ResearchTitle: Endophyte Effect on Seedling Vigor in 19 Half-sib Familes of Tall Fescue Author
Submitted to: International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2010
Publication Date: 6/28/2010
Citation: Phillips, T.D., Dinkins, R.D. 2010. Endophyte Effect on Seedling Vigor in 19 Half-sib Familes of Tall Fescue. International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses. p. 78. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Seedling mass and emergence force were studied in two greenhouse experiments using 19 half-sib families of ‘Kentucky 31' tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.] each of which was produced from genotypes with or without the common toxic endophyte [Neotyphodium coenophialum (Morgan-Jones & Gams) Glenn, Bacon & Hanlin]. There was a large amount of variation across clone-pairs. Endophyte effects on seedling above-ground biomass, tiller number at eight weeks after planting, and emergence through brick grit will be discussed.