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First Report of Shoot Blight and Canker Caused by Diplodia coryli in Hazelnut Trees in Chile.
D. coryli was consistently recovered from these tissues, satisfying Koch's postulates, and has been reported to cause symptoms of dieback (dead branches) in Italy and Spain.
First Report of Diaporthe australafricana-Caused Stem Canker and Dieback in European Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) in Chile.
The identification of the species (isolate IMI-501237) was confirmed at CABI, United Kingdom, using an internal transcribed spacer (ITS), rDNA, BLASTn analysis of the 524-bp fragment, and showed 100% identity with Diaporthe australafricana Crous & J.M. van Niekerk.
Physiological and nutritional responses in two highbush blueberry cultivars exposed to deficiency and excess of boron
Boron (B) is an essential micronutrient required for physiological and biochemical processes in fruit crops such as highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), well adapted species to acidic soils
Antifungal activity of wheat root exudate extracts on Gaeumannomyces graminis var. Tritici growth.
The results showed that the degree to which the extracts strongly influence the phytopathogen growth is highly dependent on both the concentration and the cultivar, and may be considered in future studies related to the use of allelopathic potential as a selection factor in order to reduce the yield losses caused by various take-all diseases.
Colonization of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) plantlets by ericoid mycorrhizae under nursery conditions
The possibility of selecting ericoid inocula from site-specific conditions in southern Chile may eventually be used to support the micro-propagation of blueberry plantlets during acclimation and planting, assuming that mycorrhizal plants will improve conditions for establishment in the field.