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- L. M. Martins; J. P. Castro; M. E. Gouveia
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1043 pp. 51-56
- Castanea sativa; Cryphonectria parasitica; biological control; disease control; founder effect; fungi; health status; pathogens; plant health; population structure; quarantine; selfing; soil management; soil types; tree age; trees; virulence; Portugal
- ... Hypovirulence is a specific biological control method of chestnut blight, a lethal disease of American and European chestnut. The causal pathogen of chestnut blight is Cryphonectria parasitica, a fungus of Asian origin and an A2 quarantine organism in Europe. The disease has been reported since 1990 in Portugal, one of the last European countries where the pathogen was introduced. The chestnut bli ...