Species/Subspecies: Epichloë typhina subsp. typhina
Category: Toxic for animals
Etymology:
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Geographic distribution: Occurs in Europe and North America
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaSordariomycetesHypocrealesClavicipitaceaeEpichloë
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Disease/effect:
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Different grasses (e.g. timothy)The fungus lives in symbiosis with the plant during the vegetative phase of the host.In the spring, the disease appears as stromata around developed inflorescences, which prevents their maturation and seed formation.
Grass eatersChoke disease
Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of BP
CP098312 Pt1807_3 87 746 

18S rRNA Seq:  -
Taxonomy/phylogeny: Epichloë typhina is composed of two subspecies: clarkii and poae. The subspecies poae is composed of three varieties: aonikenkana, canariensis and huerfana.
Updated:2022-10-19

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