Species- and organ-specificity in endophytes colonizing healthy and declining Mediterranean oaks

@article{Moricca2012SpeciesAO,
  title={Species- and organ-specificity in endophytes colonizing healthy and declining Mediterranean oaks},
  author={Salvatore Moricca and Beatrice Ginetti and Alessandro Ragazzi},
  journal={Phytopathologia Mediterranea},
  year={2012},
  volume={51},
  pages={587-598}
}
The specificity of fungal endophytes to trees has generally been investigated on allopatric populations. In the present study, specificity was investigated on Quercus cerris and Quercus pubescens growing in sympatry at the same site, to examine host-endophyte interactions without interference from habitat-specific selective pressure. In a two-year study, 4800 samples were obtained from photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissue (leaves and twigs) both of healthy and declining trees… Expand

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