Annual Review of Phytopathology (2019) 57, 301-321

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Niklaus J. Grünwald, Jared M. LeBoldus and Richard C. Hamelin (2019)
Ecology and evolution of the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum
Annual Review of Phytopathology 57, 301-321
Abstract: The sudden oak and sudden larch death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum emerged simultaneously in the United States on oak and in Europe on Rhododendron in the 1990s. This pathogen has had a devastating impact on larch plantations in the United Kingdom as well as mixed conifer and oak forests in the Western United States. Since the discovery of this pathogen, a large body of research has provided novel insights into the emergence, epidemiology, and genetics of this pandemic. Genetic and genomic resources developed for P. ramorum have been instrumental in improving our understanding of the epidemiology, evolution, and ecology of this disease. The recent reemergence of EU1 in the United States and EU2 in Europe and the discovery of P. ramorum in Asia provide renewed impetus for research on the sudden oak death pathogen.
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Database assignments for author(s): Niklaus J. Grünwald, Jared M. LeBoldus, Richard C. Hamelin

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
environment - cropping system/rotation
general biology - morphology - evolution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Phytophthora ramorum Oak (Quercus)
Phytophthora ramorum Larch (Larix) United Kingdom