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Substantial evidence indicates that drought stress promotes outbreaks of plant-eating (phytophagous) fungi and insects. Observations and experiments show that colonization success and pervalence of such fungi as root and stalk rots, stem cankers, and sometimes wilts and foliar diseases are much…
Author(s): William J. Mattson, Robert A. Haack
Keywords: Drought, physiological, outbreaks, plant-eating, Bioscience
Source: BioScience 37(2):110-118
Year: 1987