Individual resistance of Fraxinus angustifolia and F. excelsior clones to Hymenoscyphus fraxineus
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Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
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Submission date: 2018-04-03
Acceptance date: 2018-07-30
Online publication date: 2018-10-01
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Katarina Adamcikova   

Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology, Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 94901 Nitra, Slovakia
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2018;58(3):227-233
The ash dieback, caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, is a serious disease of common and narrow-leaved ash in Europe. The resistance of individual trees seems to be important for the maintenance of ash in European forests. In the in situ wound inoculation study, the susceptibility and differences in resistance to H. fraxineus among Fraxinus excelsior and F. angustifolia clones was assessed. None of the tested clones revealed total resistance to ash dieback; variety among tested clones was observed. Differences in necroses lengths were significant among clones and between two ash species. Longer necroses were formed in F. angustifolia than in F. excelsior. Some clones exhibiting some resistance to the pathogen were identified.
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