Genetic variability of Ganoderma zonatum infecting palms in Florida

  title={Genetic variability of Ganoderma zonatum infecting palms in Florida},
  author={Monica L Elliott and Elizabeth A Des Jardin and Jhilson Ortiz and Tommy Macias},
  pages={339 - 346}
ABSTRACT Ganoderma zonatum is a lethal pathogen of palms (Arecaceae) in Florida (USA) because it degrades the wood of the lowest section of the palm trunk. This fungus is widespread throughout Florida, where it has been observed on over 60 species of palms. The authors examined the genetic variability of 25 isolates of G. zonatum obtained in Florida from 12 different palm species and representing 17 unique property locations in eight counties to determine if G. zonatum represents a species… 
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