2010 | Taryn Bauerle, Cornell University
I expect tree foliar endophytes can be utilized in integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to increase host productivity by reducing pest loads. Identification of foliar endophyte species capable of reducing host nutrient and water requirements (increased drought tolerance) is also expected. Infection of E- plants with endophytes across 15 host species followed by drought treatments will be used to determine interactions between host infection status and drought response.
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