Association of the Pitch Canker Fungus with Cones and Seeds of Pines

@inproceedings{Dwinell2001AssociationOT,
  title={Association of the Pitch Canker Fungus with Cones and Seeds of Pines},
  author={David Dwinell},
  year={2001}
}
  • David Dwinell
  • Published 2001
The pitch canker fungus, Fusar ium subglut inans f. sp. pini, causes the mortali ty of female flowers and mature cones, and can infect and destroy gametophyte t issues of seeds of several pine species in the southeastern U.S. The fungus can also be associated with the seed coats of apparently healthy, viable pine seeds. The pitch canker fungus was isolated from wash water from Monterey pine cones at al l sampling locations in central coastal California, and the frequency of isolations was… CONTINUE READING