Progress in Research on Phytophthora Diseases of Forest Trees
Phytophthora (Greek for ‘plant destroyer’) is one of the world’s most destructive genera of plant pathogens. In the early 1990s concern about the increasing impact of invasive and endemic Phytophthoras on tree health led to the formation of a new IUFRO Working Group, Phytophthora pathogens of trees in forests and natural ecosystems.
Progress in Research on Phytophthora Diseases of Forest Trees is the third in a series of conference proceedings from the Working Group. The conference brought together a range of specialist scientists to exchange information on the threat Phytophthora species pose to trees, including oaks, alders, beech, chestnuts, cedars, pines, eucalypts and rhododendrons.
188 pages with many figures, photos and tables
Compact disk of 37 poster presentations.
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Contents and sample chapter
The proceedings are divided into the following sections:
Management, monitoring and ecology of Phytophthora cinnamomi, P. lateralis and P. alni
Resistance, host range and pathogenesis
Ecology and aetiology
Molecular and phenotypic variation in Phytophthora populations
Sequence of external bleeding on a 60 cm diameter Fagus sylvatica tree (TRG31) infected with Phytophthora kernoviae, Cornwall, UK, October 2005 to October 2006. Note proximity of dying rhododendron stems in October 2005.