Lophodermella needle cast pathosystem: the phylogenetic relationships, host-mycobiota interactions, and molecular diagnosis of Lophodermella pathogens on Pinus
The impact of needle diseases in conifer stands has increased worldwide due to regional variations of warmer and wetter climates that spur the activity of needle pathogens. Heavy needle cast infection results in loss of growth among pine stands which can lead to losses in biomass production and decline in ecosystem goods and services. Despite this threat, a well-informed disease management strategy is lacking due to limited research on many needle pathogens that remain to have unclear taxonomy, uncharacterized fungal biology, and unknown trophic lifestyles and interactions. Thus, this research ...
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