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Inoculation of Southern Pine Seedlings with Fomes annosus under Aseptic Conditions

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A reliable technique has been developed for inoculating loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and slash pine (P. elliottii var. elliottii) seedlings with Fomes annosus under aseptic conditions. Experiments during 2½ years revealed no differences in ultimate mortality due to light, aeration, nutrient substrate, moisture content or pH of substrate, nitrogen source/thiamine levels, seedling age, or isolate variation including host, geographical origin, and antibiotic (fomannosin) or cellulase production. Seedlings died more rapidly in some treatments than in others. One noncellulase-producing isolate killed seedlings more slowly than other cellulase and noncellulase producers. Forest Sci. 16:280-286.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii; Pinus taeda

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Pathologist, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Southeastern Forest Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, N. C.

Publication date: September 1, 1970

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