No rest for the laurels: symbiotic invaders cause unprecedented damage to southern USA forests

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Laurel wilt is an extraordinarily destructive exotic tree disease in the southeastern United States that involves new-encounter hosts in the Lauraceae, an introduced vector (Xyleborus glabratus) and pathogen symbiont (Raffaelea lauricola). USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data were used to estimate that over 300 million trees of redbay… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1427-z

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