Were the initial outplantings of P. ramorum-infested plants ever traced back to a source nursery?

Phytophthora ramorum was not discovered as the causal agent of sudden oak death until 2000-2001.  Prior to then, it was not understood to be a nursery issue; therefore, there was no concern about spread from nurseries into the wildlands.  Since then, DNA analysis has confirmed that the pathogen was unknowingly introduced to both California and […]

Review Article – Invasions by Forest Pathogens

Molecular analysis to study invasions by forest pathogens: examples from Mediterranean ecosystems Journal Article Biological invasions by exotic plant pathogens in Mediterranean ecosystems are characterized using molecular analysis.

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