A wide diversity of fungi are isolated from the tissues of most terrestrial and aquatic plants, and red and brown algae. Fungi are present in most plant parts, especially the leaves. Where the tissue is apparently healthy, the fungi may be either endophytes or latent pathogens. Endophytes are contained within the plant without disease. Plant tissues remain entire and functional. However, some endophytes may also be isolated from the surface of leaves, indicating an unclear separation between endo- and epiphytic life form.
Created: 2019-06-23 18:05:00 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2019-06-23 18:05:00 CDT (-0400)