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  • adj. of or relating to an endophyte
  • adj. growing inside another organism, e.g. of parasites or cancer tumors, contrasted to exophytic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, same as entophytic.


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  • Jackson MA, Johnson-Cicalese JM (1988) A rapid staining method for detection of endophytic fungi in turf and forage grasses.

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  • Saikkonen K, Saari S, Helander M (2010) Defensive mutualism between plants and endophytic fungi?

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  • Conover MR (1998) Impact of consuming tall fescue leaves with the endophytic fungus,

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