IANNONE Leopoldo Javier
Endophytes of native grasses from South America: biodiversity and ecology.
IANNONE L.J; NOVAS, M.V.; DE BATTISTA, J.P.; SCHARDL, C.L.; YOUNG C
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2011/6/23 Fungal Ecology Ms. Ref. No.: FUNECO-D-10-00101R1 Title: Endophytes of native grasses from South America: biodiversity and ecology. Fungal Ecology Dear Leo, I am pleased to inform you that your paper "Endophytes of native grasses from South America: biodiversity and ecology." has been accepted for publication in Fungal Ecology. Thank you for submitting your work to Fungal Ecology. For further assistance, please visit our customer support site at http://support.elsevier.com Here you can search for solutions on a range of topics, find answers to frequently asked questions and learn more about EES via interactive tutorials. You will also find our 24/7 support contact details should you need any further assistance from one of our customer support representatives. Yours sincerely, Dr. James White Jr. Guest Editor Fungal Ecology ****************************************** For any technical queries about using EES, please contact Elsevier Author Support at email@example.com Global telephone support is available 24/7: For The Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (toll-free for US & Canadian customers) For Asia & Pacific: +81 3 5561 5032 For Europe & rest of the world: +353 61 709190 Abstract In this paper we review and present preliminary results of studies on cool-season grass endophytes native to South America. These fungi have been only studied in Argentina, where they have been detected in 36 native grass species. The hybrid Neotyphodium tembladerae is present in an extremely wide host range found in diverse environmental conditions, but some other endophytes seem to be strictly associated with one host species in a particular environment. In host species that inhabit different environments, the incidence of endophytes is highly variable among populations and in most of the cases is clearly associated with environmental conditions. In these native grasses, Neotyphodium presents a mutualistic behaviour, conferring enhanced growth, promoting the symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and inhibiting growth of pathogenic fungi. In native forage grasses, preliminary analyses indicate that some Argentinian endophytes can produce lolines but are unlikely to produce lolitrem B or ergot alkaloids.