Influence of environmental factors on conidial germination and survival of Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens


Sphaeropsis pyriputrescens is the cause of Sphaeropsis rot in apples and pears. In this study, effects of temperature, wetness duration, relative humidity (RH), dryness, and interrupted wetness duration on conidial germination of the fungus were evaluated. Conidial germination and germ tube elongation occurred at temperatures from 0°C to 30°C. The optimum… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10658-009-9529-9


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