Production of Pleospora papaveracea biomass in liquid culture and its infectivity on opium poppy (Papaver somniferum)

Abstract

J. A. Lewis USDA-ARS, Alternate Crops and Systems Laboratory, Building 001, Room 342, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center-West, Beltsville, MD 20705 The fungus Pleospora papaveracea is a potential biocontrol agent for opium poppy. The objective of this study was to characterize the growth and production of propagules of P. papaveracea on various… (More)

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