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Volume 65, Issue 4


Leptographium piriforme — first record for Europe and of potential pathogenicity

Robert Jankowiak
  • Department of Forest Pathology, Agricultural University of Cracow, Al. 29 Listopada 46, PL-31-425, Kraków, Poland
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  • Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Charles University in Prague, Benátská 2, CZ-12801, Praha 2, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Microbiology ASCR, Vídeňská 1083, CZ-14220, Praha 4, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2010-06-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-010-0065-z


Leptographium piriforme Greif, Gibas & Currah, described in 2006 from western Canada has recently been collected in Jaroszowiec in Poland. The ophiostomatoid fungus L. piriforme was isolated from fallen Pinus sylvestris L. shoots infested by Tomicus spp. Isolates were identified to species using morphological characteristics and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Two-year-old P. sylvestris seedlings were wound-inoculated with one isolate of L. piriforme. Leptographium piriforme produced necrotic lesions in the phloem of the seedlings, but none of the plant inoculated with this fungus died. This is the first report of L. piriforme from Poland and entire Europe.

Keywords: bark beetles; Leptographium piriforme; Pinus sylvestris; Tomicus spp.

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Published Online: 2010-06-10

Published in Print: 2010-08-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 65, Issue 4, Pages 754–757, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-010-0065-z.

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