Are plant pathogen populations adapted for encounter with their host? A case study of phenological synchrony between oak and an obligate fungal parasite along an altitudinal gradient.

@article{DesprezLoustau2010ArePP,
  title={Are plant pathogen populations adapted for encounter with their host? A case study of phenological synchrony between oak and an obligate fungal parasite along an altitudinal gradient.},
  author={M-L Desprez-Loustau and Yann Vitasse and Sylvain Delzon and Xavier Capdevielle and Beno{\^i}t Marçais and Antoine Kremer},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          87-97
        }
}
Biotrophic fungal pathogens are expected to have adapted to their host plants for phenological synchrony, to optimize the possibility of contacts leading to infections. We investigated the patterns and causes of variation in phenological synchrony in the oak-powdery mildew pathosystem, a major disease in natural ecosystems. The study was carried out along an altitudinal gradient, representing a wide temperature range, in mature oak stands. Both sporulation (pathogen infective stage) and oak… CONTINUE READING

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