On the Origin and Spread of the Scab Disease of Apple: Out of Central Asia

@article{Gladieux2008OnTO,
  title={On the Origin and Spread of the Scab Disease of Apple: Out of Central Asia},
  author={Pierre Gladieux and Xiu-guo Zhang and Damien Afoufa-Bastien and Rosa-Maria Valdebenito Sanhueza and Mohamed Sbaghi and Bruno Le Cam},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={130 - 135}
}
BACKGROUND Venturia inaequalis is an ascomycete fungus responsible for apple scab, a disease that has invaded almost all apple growing regions worldwide, with the corresponding adverse effects on apple production. Monitoring and predicting the effectiveness of intervention strategies require knowledge of the origin, introduction pathways, and population biology of pathogen populations. Analysis of the variation of genetic markers using the inferential framework of population genetics offers the… CONTINUE READING