Endophyteinfected <i>Festuca pratensis</i> containing loline alkaloids deters feeding by <i>Listronotus bonariensis</i>
AbstractMeadow fescue Festuca pratensis infected with Neotyphodium uncinatum contains loline alkaloids that may deter attack from pasture insects In a field experiment conducted in Canterbury high leaf loline alkaloid concentration reduced damage by Argentine stem weevil (ASW; Listronotus bonariensis) adults to 12 unique endophyteinfected meadow fescue ecotypes at four assessment times (DecApr; R2adj 489 P<0001) In laboratory experiments ASW adults caused significantly more (P<005) feeding damage (number of leaf holes) to nilendophyte (Fp53) than to endophyteinfected meadow fescue (Fp345) Endophyteinfected Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass Bronsyn) sustained least damage
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Patchett, B.J., R.B. Chapman, L.R. Fletcher, and S.R. Gooneratne. “Gt”;. New Zealand Plant Protection 61 (August 1, 2008): 205–209. Accessed December 3, 2023. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/6843.