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Effect of soil moisture and temperature on the survival of phytophthora cinnamomi rands in soil

Nesbitt, H.J., Malajczuk, N. and Glenn, A.R. (1979) Effect of soil moisture and temperature on the survival of phytophthora cinnamomi rands in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 11 (2). pp. 137-140.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-0717(79)90090-7
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Abstract

Soil moisture and temperature affect hyphal lysis and sporangial formation in Phytophthora cinnamomi. Hyphal lysis was most rapid in soils at, or below, field capacity when incubated at 25–27° C. Sporangia were not formed in soils below field capacity and only very slowly in waterlogged soil. Sporangia were not formed at temperatures below 15°C.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Copyright: 1979 Pergamon Press Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21442
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