Resistance of Endophyte-Infected Plants of Tall Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass to the Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae)

  • Authors: Clement, S.L.; Pike, K.S.; Kaiser, W.J.; Wilson, A. Dan
  • Publication Year: 1991
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 63(4), 1990, pp. 646-648

Abstract

Fewer aphids of the Russian wheat aphid, (Mordvilko), were found on tall fescue and perennial ryegrass plants harboring systemic fungal endophytes than on endophyte-free plants in laboratory tests. These results indicate that enhanced resistance in some perennial grasses to D. noxia is associated with the presence of endophytic fungi.

  • Citation: Clement, S.L.; Pike, K.S.; Kaiser, W.J.; Wilson, A. Dan 1991. Resistance of Endophyte-Infected Plants of Tall Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass to the Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 63(4), 1990, pp. 646-648
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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