Phytophthora lateralis Tucker and Milbrath, causal agent of a serious fungus root rot of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, has seriously damaged natural stands in southwestern Oregon forests and affected ornamentals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Progress with an effective control program in the field has been limited by lack of critical knowledge of...
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, an extremely valuable timber tree
species, is highly susceptible to a serious, soil -borne root disease
caused by Phytophthora lateralis. Disease outbreaks of epidemic
proportions are continually causing high mortality in natural stands
of the host tree. Practical control measures rely on an understanding
of the many factors...
In 1991 Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia Nutt.) was reported as a new host for
Phytophthora lateralis Tucker and Milbrath which is an aggressive root rot pathogen
thought previously to be specific to Port-Orford-cedar. This study was designed to
compare the pathogenicity of P. lateralis on the two hosts, and to...
Breeding Port-Orford-cedar for resistance to Phytophthora lateralis, a causal
agent of root disease, begins by screening, through artificial inoculation,
phenotypically resistant trees selected from natural stands. The successful program
selected tolerant or resistant POC parent trees for the purpose of disease management.
Candidate resistant POCs were used in my dissertation...
Port-Orford-cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) is a forest tree native to
a small area of Oregon and California. A root disease caused by
Phytophthora lateralis causes widespread mortality of Port-Orford-cedar.
This dissertation examines three important elements of the Port-Orford-cedar
P. lateralis pathosystem related to breeding for disease resistance:
use of resistant rootstocks...
Since around 1923 Port-Orford-cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray) Parl.) has been affected by Phytophthora root disease caused by the virulent introduced pathogen Phytophthora lateralis. A systematic resistance testing and breeding program located at the USDA Forest Service Dorena Genetic Resource Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon was initiated in 1997 with...
Phytophthora lateralis is the causal agent of cedar root rot, a fatal forest pathogen whose principal host is Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Port-Orford-cedar), a predominantly riparian-restricted endemic tree species of ecological, economical, and cultural importance to coastal Oregon and California. Local scale distribution of P. lateralis is thought to be associated with...