Canadian Forest Service Publications

Number of Heterobasidion annosum vegetative compatibility groups in roots of basidiospore-infected stumps. 1994. Morrison, D.J.; Macaskill, G.A.; Gregory, S.C.; Redfern, D.B. Plant Pathology 43: 907-912.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3590

Language: English

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Abstract

Heterobasidion annosum was isolated from colonized parts of Sitka spruce stumps in Dundeugh Forest, Scotland and amabilis fir stumps in River Jordan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Isolates from each stump were paired in all combinations on malt extract agar and their interactions were scored according to established criteria. As many as ten vegetative compatibility (VC) groups were detected among isolates from the roots of a single stump. In four stumps that were intensively studied, about one-half of the VC groups in the roots were not detected in the upper part of the stump. Transfer of VC groups of H. annosum from stump roots to tree roots was observed.