Survival of Colletotrichum acutatum f.sp. pinea in soil and pine debris

@inproceedings{Nair1983SurvivalOC,
  title={Survival of Colletotrichum acutatum f.sp. pinea in soil and pine debris},
  author={J Nair and F. J. Newhook and James B. Corbin},
  year={1983}
}
Viability of conidia of Colletotrichum acutatum f.sp. pinea declined very rapidly after introduction into soil, with more than 50% becoming non-viable within 4 weeks. Appressoria formed by the fungus, however, retained viability for several months and artificially inoculated pieces of pine seedlings introduced into the soil provided 100% reisolation for up to 2 months. After 8·5 months the level of reisolation was still 68% except from needles which had decomposed substantially. Chlamydospore… CONTINUE READING