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Plant pathology

Sudden larch death

An aggressive and unpredictable fungal pathogen is devastating larch plantations in Britain. Its remarkably broad host range, and the possibility of further geographical spread, give heightened cause for concern.

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Figure 1: Consequences of infection with Phytophthora ramorum.

C. BRASIER, FOREST RES.; B. WYLDER, FORESTRY COMM.

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Brasier, C., Webber, J. Sudden larch death. Nature 466, 824–825 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466824a

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