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 AJPS  Vol.1 No.2 , December 2010
Damping-Off of Festuca arizonica Caused by Fusarium
Abstract: We report here a damping-off disease occurring at the seedling stage, resulting in severe loss of the seedling stands caused by an important soil-borne fungal pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum. Endophyte-infected plants appear to be more resistant to the damping-off disease than uninfected plants.
Cite this paper: nullM. Reddy and S. Faeth, "Damping-Off of Festuca arizonica Caused by Fusarium," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2010, pp. 104-105. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2010.12013.
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