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Screening Selected Gulf Coast and Southeastern Forest Species for Susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum

J. A. Preuett, D. J. Collins, D. Luster, and T. L. Widmer

July 2013


Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death, poses a threat to woody plants throughout the United States. Several plant species native to Gulf Coast and southeastern US forests were tested to determine their susceptibility to P. ramorum, including eastern baccharis, spicebush, yaupon, southern magnolia, sweetbay magnolia, Virginia creeper, black willow, and baldcypress.


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