Scientific Summary No. 71, 2010
Rust fungi (Basidiomycota, Uredinales) are the largest group of fungal plant pathogens, containing more than 7000 species that infect trees and other plants in virtually all important families worldwide. More than 40 tree rust specialists convened in beautiful Florence for the Fourth International Rusts of Forest Trees Conference held by IUFRO Working Party 7.02.05 on May 3-6, 2010 to talk about a broad array of topics, including phylogeny, distribution, biology, epidemiology, genomics, genetic resistance, and management.
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By Richard C. Hamelin, Coordinator of IUFRO 7.02.05
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