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Endophyte content of seed harvested from endophyte-infected and endophyte-free tall fescue

Welty, R.E.; Azevedo, M.D.

Journal of Applied Seed Production 11: 6-12

1993


Accession: 002611592

Endophyte-infected (E+) and endophyte-free (E-) tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) was space-planted in field plots at 7 locations in Oregon, USA. Seeds were harvested in each of a 4-year study (1984-87) and examined for endophyte hyphae by seed-staining procedures. Endophyte infection in seeds of E+ G1-307 ranged from 83-99%; seeds of E- Forager remained free of endophyte hyphae.

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