Division of Plant Pathology and Microbiology in Plant Sciences Department
Research project:

Biology of wood rot development on lemon trees

Three different wood-rotting fungi, Antrodia sinuosa , Coniophora eremophila and a species of Nodulisporium , cause heartwood rot in living lemon trees in southwestern Arizona . Earlier research demonstrated that these fungi are most active on lemon trees during the high temperatures prevalent in this region during the summer. A long-term study is now in progress to evaluate possible differences in wood rot development due to lemon tree age, lemon tree cultivar and rootstock.

For more information: Dr. Mike Matheron, matheron@ag.arizona.edu
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