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Comparisons of protein profiles of beech bark disease resistant and susceptible American beech (Fagus grandifolia)Author(s): Mary E. Mason; Jennifer L. Koch; Marek Krasowski; Judy Loo
Source: Proteome Science. 11:2.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionBeech bark disease is an insect-fungus complex that damages and often kills American beech trees and has major ecological and economic impacts on forests of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canadian forests. The disease begins when exotic beech scale insects feed on the bark of trees, and is followed by infection of damaged bark tissues by one of the Neonectria species of fungi. Proteomic analysis was conducted of beech bark proteins from diseased trees and healthy trees in areas heavily infested with beech bark disease. All of the diseased trees had signs of Neonectria infection such as cankers or fruiting bodies. In previous tests reported elsewhere, all of the diseased trees were demonstrated to be susceptible to the scale insect and all of the healthy trees were demonstrated to be resistant to the scale insect. Sixteen trees were sampled from eight geographically isolated stands, the sample consisting of 10 healthy (scale-resistant) and 6 diseased/infested (scale-susceptible) trees.
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CitationMason, Mary E.; Koch, Jennifer L.; Krasowski, Marek; Loo, Judy. 2013. Comparisons of protein profiles of beech bark disease resistant and susceptible American beech (Fagus grandifolia). Proteome Science. 11:2. doi:10.1186/1477-5956-11-2.
KeywordsBeech bark disease, Beech scale, Disease resistance, Insect resistance, Fagus, Cryptococcus, Neonectria
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