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The new family Septorioideaceae, within the Botryosphaeriales and Septorioides strobi as a new species associated with needle defoliation of Pinus strobus in the United States.
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A morphological description and phylogenetic analysis show that this putative new species is distinct from S. pini-thunbergii and S. strobi, and comprise a new family within the order Botryosphaeriales, which is recognized as Septorioideaceae fam. Expand
Extent and severity of Caliciopsis canker in New England, USA: an emerging disease of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.).
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To assess the extent and severity of Caliciopsis canker and to explore environmental variables associated with disease to identify areas at risk of damage, 58 sites across New England with >75% P. strobus basal area in public lands were surveyed. Expand
Soil and Stocking Effects on Caliciopsis Canker of Pinus strobus L.
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Investigation of the relationship between soil and stocking in eastern white pine forests of New England by stratifying sampling across soils and measuring stand density more systematically found damage caused by Caliciopsis canker related to stand factors such as soil and stocked when regenerating white pine stands should be considered. Expand
Characterization of Fungal Pathogens Associated with White Pine Needle Damage (WPND) in Northeastern North America
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While L. acicola appears to be the primary pathogen causing WPND, several other common needle pathogens are being more frequently observed and the role of climate change may be important in the disease ecology of WPND. Expand
Emergence of white pine needle damage in the northeastern United States is associated with changes in pathogen pressure in response to climate change.
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Sampling results showed a greater distribution of WPND than previously reported, and regional weather data confirmed the trend of increasing temperature and precipitation observed in this region with the previous year's May, June, and July rainfall being the best predictor of defoliation events in the following year. Expand
Effect of Climatic Variables on Abundance and Dispersal of Lecanosticta acicola Spores and Their Impact on Defoliation on Eastern White Pine.
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Examination of climatic variables affect the abundance and distance of spore dispersal of L. acicola and compared litterfall caused by defoliation versus natural needle abscission will aid managers in determining how far from infected trees natural regeneration will likely be affected and predicting future disease severity based on climatic conditions. Expand
Characterization and distribution of fungi associated with needle defoliation of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
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Response of eastern white pine and associated foliar, blister rust, canker and root rot pathogens to climate change
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Recent WPND findings of the impact climate change, particularly increased spring precipitation and annual warming has on the emergence of this disease complex are summarized. Expand
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