Phytophthora species isolated from ash stands in Białowieża Forest nature reserve

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Forest Pathology (2016)



Five Phytophthora species were isolated from the rhizosphere of ash-dominated areas of the Białowieza European lowland forest nature reserve area. Morphological and DNA analyses identified Phytophthora fragariaefolia, P. plurivora, P. cactorum, P. lacustris and P. pseudosyringae. This is the first record of P. fragariaefolia in ash forests and demonstrates that several species in the potentially highly damaging Phytophthora genus are present within a near-pristine ecosystem.


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