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First Report of Phytophthora ramorum Infecting Camellia Flower Buds in North America

S. A. Tjosvold, D. L. Chambers, S. L. Thomas, and C. L. Blomquist

August 2006


Camellias are important nursery and landscape plants and are known to be highly susceptible hosts of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. This is the first report of camellia flower bud infection in the field with the North American genotype of P. ramorum.


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