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Ergot alkaloids are produced by endophyte fungus in morning glory

Ergot alkaloids are produced by endophyte fungus in morning glory

  1. venkecske
    Biosynthesis and accumulation of ergoline alkaloids in a mutualistic association between Ipomoea asarifolia (Convolvulaceae) and a clavicipitalean fungus.
    Markert A (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Markert A"[Author]), Steffan N (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Steffan N"[Author]), Ploss K (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Ploss K"[Author]), Hellwig S (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Hellwig S"[Author]), Steiner U (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Steiner U"[Author]), Drewke C (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Drewke C"[Author]), Li SM (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Li SM"[Author]), Boland W (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Boland W"[Author]), Leistner E (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Leistner E"[Author]).
    Plant Physiol, (http://javascript:AL_get(this, 'jour', 'Plant Physiol.');) 147(1): 296-305, 2008

    Ergoline alkaloids occur in taxonomically unrelated taxa, such as Ascomycetes fungi and higher plants of the family Convolvulaceae. The plant-associated epibiotic clavicipitalean fungi capable of synthesizing ergoline alkaloids colonize the adaxial leaf surface of certain Convolvulaceae plant species. The fungi are seed transmitted by a transport system apparently translocating the alkaloids from the epibiotic fungus into the plant. The association between the fungus and the plant very likely is a symbiotum in which ergoline alkaloids play an essential role.