Characterization of Phytophthora spp. Causing Outbreaks of Citrus Brown Rot in Florida.

@article{Graham1998CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of Phytophthora spp. Causing Outbreaks of Citrus Brown Rot in Florida.},
  author={James Henry Graham and Lavern W. Timmer and Douglas Drouillard and Tobin L. Peever},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={724-9}
}
ABSTRACT Epidemics of citrus brown rot from 1994 to 1997 in the south-central and east-coast citrus areas of Florida were characterized and the causal Phytophthora spp. identified. Two species of Phytophthora, P. palmivora and P. nicotianae, were consistently associated with brown rot. Epidemics caused by P. palmivora appeared to be initiated on immature fruit dropped on the orchard floor. The soilborne fungus infected and sporulated on these fruit and was then disseminated to fruit above 1 m… CONTINUE READING
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