The infection of periderm by zoospores of Phytophthora cinnamomi: a histological detective story
O'Gara, E., McComb, J.A. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (1998) The infection of periderm by zoospores of Phytophthora cinnamomi: a histological detective story. In: 7th International Congress of Plant Pathology, 9 - 16 August, Edinburgh.
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In woody plants the periderm provides a formidable barrier to mechanical damage, and only a few fungal pathogens have been shown to directly penetrate suberised and/or lignified phellem cells. Recent research has shown that when the non-wounded periderm of Eucalyptus marginata (jarrah) seedlings are exposed to motile zoospores of P. cinnamomi, infection occurs and may result in seedling death. The current histological study was undertaken to determine how zoospores of P. cinnamomi circumvent the periderm.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management|
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
|Publisher:||British Society for Plant Pathology|
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