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Histological observations on needle colonization by Cronartium ribicola in susceptible and resistant seedlings of whitebark pine and limber pine

Posted date: July 05, 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Stone, Jeffrey; Schoettle, Anna W.; Sniezko, Richard; Kegley, Angelia
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Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 243.
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Abstract

Resistance to white pine blister rust based on a hypersensitive response (HR) that is conferred by a dominant gene has been identified as functioning in needles of blister rust-resistant families of sugar pine, western white pine and southwestern white pine. The typical HR response displays a characteristic local necrosis at the site of infection in the needles during the early stages of needle colonization by Cronartium ribicola. The localized host cell death early in the infection process is thought to prevent the pathogen from reaching the shoot tissue, thereby preventing further disease development. However, variation in macroscopic symptoms of needle reactions has been observed within and between different pine species and families.

Citation

Stone, Jeffrey; Schoettle, Anna; Sniezko, Richard; Kegley, Angelia. 2011. Histological observations on needle colonization by Cronartium ribicola in susceptible and resistant seedlings of whitebark pine and limber pine. In: Keane, Robert E.; Tomback, Diana F.; Murray, Michael P.; Smith, Cyndi M., eds. The future of high-elevation, five-needle white pines in Western North America: Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 243.