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Infection of Celery Seedlings by Viable Spores of Septoria spp.

Naturevolume 199pages508509 (1963) | Download Citation



BLIGHT of celery caused by Septoria spp. was first definitely recognized in England in 1906 and afterwards was reported to spread rapidly over the country1. As early as 1910 it was known that the pycnidia of the fungus on the ‘seed’ contained spores which produced the disease when they were suspended in water and sprayed on to plants.

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    Chittenden, F. J., Ann. App. Biol., 1, 204 (1914–15).

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    Mukkath, A., and Wood, R. K. S., Nature, 196, 493 (1962).

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    Marshall, G., Ann. App. Biol., 48, 27 (1960).

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    Sheridan, J. E. (in the press).

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  1. Department of Botany, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, S.W.7

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