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Title: Development of novel ash hybrids to introgress resistance to emerald ash borer into north American ash species

Author: Koch, Jennifer L.; Carey, David W.; Mason, Mary E.

Date: 2008

Source: In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 36-37.

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Description: Currently, there is no evidence that any of the native North American ash species have any resistance to the emerald ash borer (EAB). This means that the entire ash resource of the eastern United States and Canada is at risk of loss due to EAB. In contrast, outbreaks of EAB in Asian ash species are rare and appear to be isolated responses to stress (Bauer et al. 2005, Schaefer 2005, Gould et al. 2005). Our work is based on the hypothesis that there are resistance mechanisms and thus resistance genes that have evolved within Asian ash species that allow them to coexist with the EAB.

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Koch, Jennifer L.; Carey, David W.; Mason, Mary E. 2008. Development of novel ash hybrids to introgress resistance to emerald ash borer into north American ash species. In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 36-37.

 


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