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- S. Diamandis; C. Perlerou; Z. Nakopoulou; V. Christopoulos; E. Topalidou; G. Tziros
- Acta horticulturae 2014 no.1043 pp. 23-34
- Castanea; Cryphonectria parasitica; biological control; coppicing; forests; fungi; horticulture; human resources; inoculum; orchards; silvicultural practices; tree age; viruses; Greece
- ... Since 1963 when chestnut blight was recorded for the first time in Greece, the disease has spread into all 29 chestnut growing prefectures. As a result the national, annual chestnut production was reduced from 18,000 tons in the 1960s to 11,000 tons in 2005. A project for the application of biological control on a nationwide scale was funded and implemented during the period 2007-2009. Hypovirulen ...
- P. Zamora; A.B. Martín; R. San Martín; P. Martínez-Álvarez; J.J. Diez
- Biological control 2014 v.79 pp. 58-66
- Castanea; Cryphonectria parasitica; Hypovirus; biological control; field experimentation; fungi; orchards; stems; trees; virulence; viruses; Spain
- ... Chestnut blight is controlled in Europe by using Cryphonectria hypovirus CHV1, a non-encapsulated RNA virus. The chestnut blight fungus, Cryphonectria parasitica, is weakened by the virus, and healing tissue growth occurs in the host tree. Transmission of this cytoplasmic hypovirus is restricted by the incompatibility system of the fungus, so that the hypovirus can be transmitted only between isol ...