Many pooid grasses (Poaceae) harbor Epichloë species (Hypocreales), endophytic fungi that often produce toxic alkaloids which may provide anti‐insect protection for their hosts. Two natural populations of Achnatherum robustum (Vasey) (sleepygrass), in the Lincoln National Forest, Cloudcroft, and Weed (NM, USA), are infected with the endophyte species Epichloë funkii (KD Craven & Schardl) JF White and Epichloë sp. nov. We tested whether: (1) these endophytes affect survival, growth, and development of…
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