ITP and the APHIS PPQ S&T Beltsville Lab are pleased to announce the release of IDphy: Molecular and Morphological Identification of Phytopthora Based on the Types, ITP’s first pathogen tool. This website offers PPQ and its partners the most complete, valid, and up-to-date resource for identifying the culturable species of Phytophthora. IDphy includes detailed standard operating procedures for all steps involved in culturing, sequencing, and identifying suspect samples, covering both molecular and morphological methods. Some species of Phytophthora are devastating plant pathogens that have a significant impact on agriculture and natural ecosystems.
First identified in Europe (Aguayo et al. 2013)
European introductions occurred through infected nursery stock (Adams et al. 2008)
Infects and kills alder trees (trees of the genus Alnus) (Gibbs et al. 1999)
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The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Alder Dieback.
Forestry Commission (United Kingdom). Forest Research.
Adams, G.C., M. Catal, L. Trummer, E.M. Hansen, P. Reeser, and J.J. Worrall. 2008. Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis found in Alaska beneath thinleaf alders. Plant Health Progress.
Aguayo, J., G.C. Adams, F. Halkett, M. Catal, C. Husson, Z.A. Nagy, E.M. Hansen, B. Marcais, and P. Frey. 2013. Strong genetic differentiation between North American and European populations of Phytophthora alni subsp. uniformis. Phytopathology 103(2):190-199.
Brasier, C.M., S.A. Kirk, J. Delcan, D.E. Cooke, T. Jung, and W.A. in 't Veld. 2004. Phytophthora alni sp. nov. and its variants: designation of emerging heteroploid hybrid pathogens spreading on Alnus trees. Mycological Research 108(1):1172-1184.
Gibbs, J.N., M.A. Lipscombe and A.J. Peace. 1999. The impact of Phytophthora disease on riparian populations of common alder (Alnus glutinosa) in Southern Britain. European Journal of Forestry 29(1):1-88.