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Fungal endophytes decrease aphid performance in grasses: effects on virus transmission?

Lehtonen, Päivi; Saikkonen, Kari and Helander, Marjo (2003) Fungal endophytes decrease aphid performance in grasses: effects on virus transmission? Paper at: NJF's 22nd congress "Nordic agriculture in global perspective", Turku, Finland, July 1-4, 2003.

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Summary

We examined how endophyte infection and nutrient availability affects the performance of bird-cherry aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis). Endophyte infection drastically reduced aphid survival and reproduction in our study.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:fungal endophytes, aphids, meadow fescue
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Finland
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:11232
Deposited On:11 Sep 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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