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Conidial Release in some Helminthosporia


As a rule, dispersion of the Curvularia and Helminthosporia, two related groups of fungi, is accomplished principally by means of conidia, although ascospores have been shown to be important for the dissemination of a few species, such as Drechslera bromi (Died.) Shoem.1. The manner in which the conidia spread is of interest in the examination of epidemiology of plant diseases.

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KENNETH, R. Conidial Release in some Helminthosporia. Nature 202, 1025–1026 (1964).

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