New species of Fusarium associated with dieback of Spartina alterniflora in Atlantic salt marshes

@article{Elmer2011NewSO,
  title={New species of Fusarium associated with dieback of Spartina alterniflora in Atlantic salt marshes},
  author={Wade H. Elmer and Roberta Marra},
  journal={Mycologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={103},
  pages={806 - 819}
}
Sudden vegetation dieback (SVD) is the loss of smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) along intertidal creeks in salt marshes of the Atlantic and Gulf states. [] Key Result Isolations from seven SVD sites yielded 192 isolates of Fusarium spp., with more than 75% isolated from aboveground tissue. Most isolates (88%) fell into two undescribed morphospecies (MS) distinguished from each other by macroconidial shape, phialide ontogeny and growth rates.

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