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Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidu, the causal agent of European ash dieback

Andrin Gross, Ottmar Holdenrieder, Marco Pautasso, Valentin Queloz, Thomas Niklaus Sieber
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Journal Article
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The ascomycete Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus (anamorph Chalara fraxinea) causes a lethal disease known as ash dieback on Fraxinus excelsior and Fraxinus angustifolia in Europe. The pathogen was probably introduced from East Asia and the disease emerged in Poland in the early 1990s, and the subsequent epidemic is spreading to the entire native distribution range of the host trees. This pathogen profile represents a comprehensive review of the state of research from the discovery of the pathogen and points out knowledge gaps and research needs.

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