Pythium phragmitis sp. nov., a new species close to P. arrhenomanes as a pathogen of common reed (Phragmites australis).

@article{Nechwatal2005PythiumPS,
  title={Pythium phragmitis sp. nov., a new species close to P. arrhenomanes as a pathogen of common reed (Phragmites australis).},
  author={Jan Nechwatal and Anna Wielgoss and Kurt W. Mendgen},
  journal={Mycological research},
  year={2005},
  volume={109 Pt 12},
  pages={1337-46}
}
During a study on the occurrence and pathogenicity of oomycetes in the reed-belt (Phragmites australis) of Lake Constance (Germany), a new Pythium resembling the important cereal pathogen species complex P. arrhenomanes/P. graminicola was consistently isolated from necrotic mature reed leaves and reed rhizosphere samples. The new species proved to be significantly more aggressive towards reed leaves and seedlings in vitro than related species. It is characterised by filamentous, inflated… CONTINUE READING
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