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An organism, especially a fungus or microorganism, that lives inside a plant, in a parasitic or mutualistic relationship.

en′do·phyt′ic (-dō-fĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Botany) a fungus, or occasionally an alga or other organism, that lives within a plant
endophytic adj
ˌendoˈphytically adv


(ˈɛn dəˌfaɪt)

a plant living within another plant, usu. as a parasite.
en`do•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
en`do•phyt′i•cal•ly, adv.
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In the present study, the most potent endophyte, P.
Further, three 6-mm mycelial plugs of each endophyte were transferred to 125-mL Erlenmeyer flasks containing 50 mL of Manachini's solution (Manachini, Fortina, & Parini, 1987) comprising 2 g [L.
albicans at effective concentrations (20 [micro]g/mL) indicating the ability of the endophyte to be utilized for pharmaceutical preparations.
The highest effect of seed inoculation with bacterial endophyte on sprouts growth was found in treatment of 20% (v/v) inoculum (2.
Adaptability to the environment of the plant body of seeds infected with the tall fescue endophyte may be strengthened, but it has been reported that they produce alkaloid toxic materials, and cattle eating tall fescue infected with endophytes, changes body temperature, occur reproductive disorders and subsequently reduced daily milk yield (Bouton, 2002; Walls and Jacobson, 1970; Hohenboken, 1991; McMurphy, 1990).
has been described as a dark septate endophyte and wood-decaying fungus (Saikkonen 2007, Tian et al.
Most tall fescue is infected with a fungus living within the plant, which is referred to as an endophyte.
Like other meadow fescues, it has an endophyte (symbiotic fungus) that gives it some degree of environmental protection.