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Development of endophyte for tolerance of abiotic stress in ryegrass - LS1407

Description
Ryegrass endophyte is a fungal infection of ryegrass that bestows several advantages on the host plant. These include greater resistance to important virus diseases and, it appears, greater tolerance to climatic stress, especially drought. Since moisture stress is a major cause of reduced and unreliable grass production clearly there is an opportunity to improve the situation using the endophyte. The potential role of the endophyte is of particular interest to plant breeders who have increased drought tolerance as a major goal.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of endophyte for tolerance of abiotic stress in ryegrass   (1604k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 2001

Cost: £135,053
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Keywords
Animal Production              
Farming              
Livestock Farming              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Livestock