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Mycologia, 95(3), 2003, pp. 388398. 2003 by The Mycological Society of America, Lawrence, KS 66044-8897
 

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Mycologia, 95(3), 2003, pp. 388398.
2003 by The Mycological Society of America, Lawrence, KS 66044-8897
Canopy cover and leaf age affect colonization by tropical fungal endophytes:
Ecological pattern and process in Theobroma cacao (Malvaceae)
A. Elizabeth Arnold1,2
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Edward Allen Herre
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado
2072, Balboa, Republic of Panama
Abstract: Fungal endophytes inhabit healthy tissues
of all terrestrial plant taxa studied to date and are
diverse and abundant in leaves of tropical woody an-
giosperms. Studies have demonstrated that plant lo-
cation and leaf age influence density of endophyte
infection in leaves of tropical forest trees. However,
ecological factors underlying these observations have
not been explored in detail. Here, we establish that
foliar endophytes of a tropical tree (Theobroma cacao,

  

Source: Arnold, A. Elizabeth - School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine