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Title: Survival of Phytophthora ramorum Chlamydospores at high and low temperatures

Author: Tooley, Paul W.; Browning, Marsha;

Date: 2008

Source: In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p. 475

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Chlamydospores were produced as described by Colburn and Shishkoff (Phytopathology 96:S25). Samples (5cc) of chlamydospores in sand inoculum were placed in 15 ml conical plastic test tubes and incubated at selected temperatures for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 days. Following incubation, tube contents were resuspended in 0.2 percent water agar and 1 ml was plated onto PARPH selective medium amended with 4 percent clarified V8 juice. Numbers of colonies resulting from germinated chlamydospores were assessed microscopically. High temperature treatments included 30, 35, and 40°C while low temperature treatments included 0, -10, and -20°C. All experiments also included chlamydospores placed at 20°C as positive controls. Near 100 percent survival was observed at temperatures of 0°C and for the 20°C controls for up to 7 days in the low temperature treatments, while almost no survival occurred at -10 or -20°C over the 7 day period. For the high temperature treatments, high levels of chlamydospore germination were observed over the 7 day period at 30°C and for the 20°C controls, while no growth was observed at 40°C. At 35°C, high levels of chlamydospore germination were observed at day 1, but growth declined steadily and was zero by 7 days. These results help define the temperature conditions under which chlamydospores of P. ramorum survive, and provide information to help define treatments aimed at inactivating chlamydospores in soil substrates.

Keywords: Phytophthora ramorum, chlamydospore survival

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Tooley,Paul W.; Browning, Marsha 2008. Survival of Phytophthora ramorum Chlamydospores at high and low temperatures. In: Frankel, Susan J.; Kliejunas, John T.; Palmieri, Katharine M., tech. coords. 2008. Proceedings of the sudden oak death third science symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-214. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p. 475

 


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