Effect of Environmental Conditions on Germination and Survival of Teliospores and Basidiospores of the Pear Rust Fungus (Gymnosporangium asiaticum)


Pear rust, caused by Gymnosporangium asiaticum, is an important disease of pear (Pyrus spp.) in China in areas where cypress (Juniperus spp. and Sabina spp.), the alternate host, is present. Controlled environment experiments were conducted to study the effects of temperature, relative humidity (RH) and duration of free water on germination of teliospores… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10658-006-9026-3


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