Sudden oak death
is the term used to describe the disease caused by the water mold pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.
Emergence of the sudden oak death
pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.
Characterizing Douglas-fir tissue colonization the "sudden oak death
" pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum.
Sudden Oak Death
is driven by extreme weather events where heavy rains during warm periods create optimal conditions for Phytophthora to reproduce and infect oaks.
Some people assert that maitake attacks and kills oaks and can be detrimental to oak-dominant forests, especially in combination with Sudden Oak Death
The Phytophthora ramorum strain - the kind identified in the North East - has caused a problem known as sudden oak death
in the US, ravaging woodland across the country's west coast.
On Cannock Chase those plants are now under threat from an aggressive disease, known variously as 'the plant destroyer', 'sudden oak death
', or by its scientific name of Phytophthora.
The disease, known as Sudden Oak Death
, is related to potato blight and has the potential to cause significant damage to plants and trees.
Focusing attention on the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and Phytophthora ramorum, the agent causing Sudden Oak Death
affecting parts of California and Oregon, Cartwell (professional affiliation unspecified) is hopeful only about eradication of this beetle infesting parts of the U.S.
Boffins believe the infection is an incurable condition called sudden oak death
, which does not usually infect English trees.
Until recently, patholo-gists believed the condition was caused by a species of the fungus-like organism phytophthora, related to the one causing sudden oak death
* A fungal disease called 'sudden oak death
' which has killed 80 per cent of one oak species in the western US has been found for the first time in several British tree species including beech, and holm oak.