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Interacting Genes in the Pine-Fusiform Rust Forest Pathosystem

Fusiform rust (FR) disease of pines, caused by Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme (Cqf), is the most destructive disease in pine plantations of the southern U. S. The NCSU fusiform rust program, in conjunction with the USDA-Forest Service in Saucier, MS and Athens, GA, has research underway to elucidate some of the genetic interactions in this pathosystem.

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Author(s): Henry V. Amerson, Thomas L. Kubisiak, Saul A. Garcia, G. C. Kuhlman, C. Dana Nelson

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 2005