Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests
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The invention provides a synthetic combination of a crop and at least one fungal endophyte, wherein the crop is a host plant of the endophyte. Provided are also methods and compositions for producing such synthetic combinations. The endophyte reproduces and enhances the agronomic characteristics of the crop. Methods for inoculating the host plant with the endophyte, for propagating the host-endophyte combination, and for detecting the presence of the endophyte and of its metabolites within a host plant are also described.
Sword, Gregory A. (2016). Fungal endophytes for improved crop yields and protection from pests. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from