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Identification and characterization of Colletotrichum species causing apple bitter rot in New York and description of C. noveboracense sp. nov.
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The findings of differing pathogenicity-related characteristics among the three species demonstrate the importance of accurate species identification for any downstream investigations of Colletotrichum spp.
Reproductive significance of indirect pollen‐tube growth in Dalechampia (Euphorbiaceae)
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Indirect pollen-tube growth may be the result of a correlated response to selection for expanded stigmatic surfaces in Dalechampia, or it may be an adaptation to increase the intensity of pollen competition.
Quantification of Colletotrichum fioriniae in orchards and deciduous forests indicates it is primarily a leaf endophyte.
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It is hypothesized that the main ecological role of C. fioriniae is that of a leaf endophyte, which is presented as a generalized C. acutatum species complex conidia infection cycle that provides an updated framework for its integrated management in agricultural systems.
Transcriptomic Responses of the Honey Bee Brain to Infection with Deformed Wing Virus
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Single bee brain NMR metabolomics methodology was developed for this work and indicates that proline is strongly elevated in DWV infected brains, consistent with the increased presence of the AMPs abaecin and apidaecin.
Characterizations of an Emerging Disease: Apple Blotch Caused by Diplocarpon coronariae (syn. Marssonina coronaria) in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
Apple orchards with minimal or reduced fungicide inputs in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States have experienced outbreaks of severe premature defoliation with symptoms that matched those of
Bitter Rot of Apple in the Mid-Atlantic US: Causal Species and Evaluation of the Impacts of Regional Weather Patterns and Cultivar Susceptibility.
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Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States have been reporting an increase in losses to bitter rot of apple and are requesting up-to-date management recommendations, and a grower survey of apple cultivar susceptibility showed high variation, suggesting that integrated bitter rot management must begin with selection of less-susceptible apple cultivars.
Author Correction: Identification and characterization of Colletotrichum species causing apple bitter rot in New York and description of C. noveboracense sp. nov
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper.
One Disease Many Causes: The Key Colletotrichum Species Causing Apple Bitter Rot in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Their Distribution, Habitats and Management Options
This research was supported by the New York Apple Research and Development Program Bitter rot will continue to be an issue for growers for the foreseeable future considering the observed climate
Fungicide sensitivity of Colletotrichum species causing bitter rot of apple in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
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Comparisons of results from in vitro tests with results from field trials and other field trials conducted across the Eastern US suggested that EC₂₅ values (concentrations that reduce growth by 25%) are better predictors of fungicide efficacy in normal field conditions than EC⁅₀ values.
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