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Identification of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the causal agent of ash dieback in Slovakia

Katarína Adamčíková, Miriam Kádasi-Horáková, Libor Jankovský and Ludmila Havrdová
From the journal Biologia


Symptoms of ash dieback have been recorded in Slovakia since 2004. The field sampling was carried out in 2013, included 59 segments of shoots and 10 and more petioles per locality from four localities. The causal agent of ash dieback, the hyphomycete Chalara fraxinea T. Kowalski, was isolated from Fraxinus excelsior L. from seven localities in Slovakia. The morphology of C. fraxinea isolates and the teleomorph Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (T. Kowalski) Baral, Queloz, Hosoya are described and ITS sequences are provided.


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Received: 2014-11-11
Accepted: 2015-2-27
Published Online: 2015-6-23
Published in Print: 2015-5-1

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