The first of several forthcoming papers from the lab about fungal endophyte effects on nematodes has just been published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology. The work was part of Dr. Wenqing Zhou’s PhD project and demonstrated the effects of Chaetomium globosum strain TAMU 520 as an endophyte in cotton on nematodes feeding belowground, as well as aphids and caterpillars attacking the plant aboveground.
The fungal endophyte, Chaetomium globosum, affects both above- and below-ground herbivores in cotton. Zhou, W., Starr, J.T., Krumm, J. & Sword, G.A. (2016) FEMS Microbiology Ecology (early access).