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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: METABOLITE PROFILES OF TALL FESCUE ENDOPHYTE-INFECTED AND ENDOPHYTE-FREE CLONE PAIRS

Location: Forage-Animal Production Research

Project Number: 5042-21000-001-09
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Nov 15, 2010
End Date: Mar 15, 2013

Objective:
To characterize and compare metabolite profiles in tall fescue endophyte-infected and endophyte-free clone pairs.

Approach:
Tall fescue, KY31, containing the wild-type fungal endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) strain has been used to generate endophyte-free lines, constituting of a genetically identical plant background with and without the endophyte. These clone pairs provide a tool to characterize and compare gene expression, metabolite profiles and phenotypic responses, in an identical genetic background, thus allows comparisons based solely on the presence or absence of the endophyte.

Last Modified: 11/22/2014
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