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Volume 70, Issue 5


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

Katarína Adamčíková
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  • Institute of Forest Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences Zvolen, Branch for Woody Plants Biology, Akademická 2, SK-94901 Nitra, Slovakia;
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Published Online: 2015-06-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2015-0075


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.

Keywords : Fraxinus excelsior; Chalara fraxinea; ash dieback; forest disease; Hymenoscyphus fraxineus


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About the article

Received: 2014-11-11

Accepted: 2015-02-27

Published Online: 2015-06-23

Published in Print: 2015-05-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 70, Issue 5, Pages 559–564, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2015-0075.

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