Bretziella fagacearum (Bretz) Z.W. deBeer, Marinc., T.A. Duong & M.J. Wingf., comb. nov. (de Beer et al. 2017)
Formerly known as Ceratocystis fagacearum
Unknown; the disease is currently only found in the United States, but it may have originated in Mexico, Central America, or South America (Juzwik et al. 2008)
First discovered in 1942 (Juzwik et al. 2008)
Unknown (Juzwik et al. 2008)
Fungal disease of oaks (Quercus spp.) that can rapidly kill susceptible species (particularly red oaks) (Koch et al. 2010)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
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State and Local Government
de Beer, Z. W., S. Marincowitz, T.A. Duong, and M.J. Wingfield. 2017. Bretziella, a new genus to accommodate the oak wilt fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum (Microascales, Ascomycota). MycoKeys 27:1-19.
Juzwik, J., T.C. Harrington, W.L. MacDonald, and D.N. Appel. 2008. The origin of Ceratocystis fagacearum, the oak wilt fungus. Annual Review of Phytopathology 46:13-2.
Koch, K.A., G.L. Quiram, and R.C. Venette. 2010. A review of oak wilt management: A summary of treatment options and their efficacy (PDF | 160 KB) Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 9:1-8.