Development of molecular tools for use in beech bark disease management
|Authors:||Jennifer L. Koch, David W. Carey, Mary E. Mason, C. Dana Nelson, Abdelali Barakat, John E. Carlson, David Neale|
|Station:||Northern Research Station|
|Source:||In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 38-40.|
AbstractBeech bark disease (BBD) has been killing American beech trees in eastern North America since the late 1890s. The disease is initiated by feeding of the beech scale insect, Cryptococcus fagisuga, which leads to the development of small fissures in the bark.
- Proceedings, 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010