Survey of foliar fungal endophyte communities of Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine populations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, A
Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) is an exceptionally long-lived charismatic tree species found at high elevations in the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona (Fryer, 2004). This species has recently come under threat from the disease white pine blister rust (WPBR). White pine blister rust is caused by the pathogenic fungus Cronartium ribicola, which was inadvertently introduced into North America from Europe in the early 1900's, and has since spread widely with devastating impacts (Burns et al., 2008). In North America, WPBR is largely lethal to five-needle ...
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Bedinger, Patricia; Kassenbrock, C. Kenneth