Transfer and incorporation of heritable symbiotic fungi into non-host plants

TitleTransfer and incorporation of heritable symbiotic fungi into non-host plants
Publication TypePatent
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBarrow JR, Lucero ME
Application Number60706648
Date PublishedMarch 8, 2011
CountryUnited States
Abstract A first plant species or a part thereof may be produced which has stably and heritably integrated therein one or more endophytic fungi which are derived from a second, different plant species. This first plant species is not a host plant for the endophytic fungi in nature. These resultant first plant species containing the endophytic fungi exhibit substantially increased vigor, altered morphology and chemistry, and increased reproductive potential compared to non-treated controls.
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