Scientific Summary No. 86, 2011
The 13th IUFRO meeting on Root and Butt Rot of Forest Trees of IUFRO 7.02.01 started with a session on genomics and plant-host interactions. The role of root rots in European and North American forest ecosystems was discussed. Disease management highlights included several studies on the biological control agent Phlebiopsis gigantea in comparison with chemical control alternatives. Heterobasidion irregulare was the real star of the meeting: not only its genome is now fully sequenced, but its spread was described both using field data in Eastern Canada and genetic data in Italy.
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By Matteo Garbelotto, Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 7.02.01 - Root and butt rots
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