Importance of autoinfection to the epidemiology of polycyclic foliar disease.

@article{Mundt2009ImportanceOA,
  title={Importance of autoinfection to the epidemiology of polycyclic foliar disease.},
  author={Christopher C Mundt},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 10},
  pages={1116-20}
}
Autoinfection (infection resulting from inoculum produced on the same host unit) can result in strongly clustered disease at the local scale. In contrast, much epidemiological theory incorporates the simplification of spatially random or uniform infection. Earlier studies suggested only low to moderate levels of autoinfection, especially when the host unit is small. However, several studies published within the last 5 years suggest that autoinfection rates may be substantially higher than… CONTINUE READING