Pathogenicity of four <i>Phytophthora</i> species on kauri in vitro and glasshouse trials


  • I.J. Horner
  • E.G. Hough



In kauri forest soils surveys Phytophthora taxon Agathis (PTA) P cinnamomi P multivora and P cryptogea were detected frequently In vitro and glasshouse studies determined that all four Phytophthora species produced lesions on excised kauri leaves and stems Lesion advance was significantly slower with P cinnamomi P multivora and P cryptogea than with PTA When 2yearold kauri seedlings were trunkinoculated lesion spread was rapid with PTA trunks were girdled and all trees died within 46 weeks Phytophthora cinnamomi P multivora and P cryptogea produced substantially smaller lesions than PTA no trees died and plant growth was only slightly suppressed Following soil inoculation with PTA all kauri seedlings died within 10 weeks There were no deaths following soil inoculation with P cinnamomi P multivora or P cryptogea although feeder root damage was observed and the respective pathogens were reisolated Results suggest that PTA is an aggressive pathogen and the other three species are weaker pathogens of kauri




How to Cite

Horner, I.J., and E.G. Hough. “Pathogenicity of Four &lt;i&gt;Phytophthora&lt;/i&gt; Species on Kauri in Vitro and Glasshouse Trials”. New Zealand Plant Protection 67 (January 8, 2014): 54–59. Accessed December 3, 2023.




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