Inoculation of Pine Stumps against Infection by Fomes annosus


RECENT trials have shown that inoculation of pine stumps with oidia of Peniophora gigantea prevents infection by spores of the fungus Fomes annosus, causing root-disease of conifers. P. gigantea is an active wood-rotting fungus which under natural conditions often competes with F. annosus, but for various reasons does not provide consistent control. It is a far more effective competitor than wood-inhabiting microfungi such as Trichoderma viride and Penicillium spp., which seldom colonize a fresh stump surface at all freely.

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    Rishbeth, J., Ann. App. Biol., 47, 519, 529 (1959).

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RISHBETH, J. Inoculation of Pine Stumps against Infection by Fomes annosus. Nature 191, 826–827 (1961).

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