Tracking the sudden oak death pathogen

David E. L. Cooke

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    Invasive species are, by definition, unwelcome and pathogenic ones, especially so. Tracing the origins and spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the devastating 'Sudden Oak Death' pathogen, in the forests and nurseries of Oregon has revealed differences between forest and nursery pathogen populations that suggest discrete sources of primary inoculum initiate each type of outbreak. New information on the ecology and evolution of this pathogen is presented that helps gauge the effectiveness of quarantine and eradication programmes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3735-3736
    Number of pages2
    JournalMolecular Ecology
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Genotype
    • Phytophthora
    • Plant Diseases
    • Quercus
    • Trees


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