Canadian Journal of Botany - Revue Canadienne de Botanique (1992) 70, 1274-1278

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H.O. Kojwang and B.J. van der Kamp (1992)
Early symptoms and resistance of lodgepole pine seedlings inoculated with western gall rust
Canadian Journal of Botany - Revue Canadienne de Botanique 70 (6), 1274-1278
Abstract: One-year-old seedlings in 10 open-pollinated Pinus contorta families were inoculated with spores of the rust fungus Endocronartium harknessii at two stages of seedling maturity and two levels of inoculum concentration. The early symptoms (general red stain, red flecks, red streaks) that appeared on the seedlings were recorded 2, 4, and 8 weeks after inoculation, while the number of galls was recorded 1 year after inoculation. The frequency of general red stain and red flecks varied significantly among families. Resistance of families as percent of seedlings producing galls also varied significantly. The frequency of early symptoms was only poorly correlated with family resistance. Also, the occurrence of early symptoms on individual seedlings did not give a good prediction of gall formation on them. These results suggest that early symptoms cannot accurately identify resistant families or individuals.
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Cronartium harknessii Pine (Pinus)