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Phleum pratense is a tufted or single-stemmed, short-lived, cool-season perennial grass that grows in stools or clumps, reaching up...

Cover for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (pine wilt nematode)

B. xylophilus on its natural hosts behaves like other members of the genus, living a mycophagous life cycle on trees weakened or...

Cover for Pileolaria pistaciae (Asian pistachio rust)

There is little published information on this plant pathogenic fungus, which is limited to parts of Asia. It infects Pistacia spp....

Cover for Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Oriental chestnut gall wasp)

By attacking the vegetative buds and forming a gall, D. kuriphilus disrupts twig growth and reduces fruiting. Commercial growers may expect yield...

Cover for Synchytrium endobioticum (wart disease of potato)

Wart disease of potato is so important that quarantine and domestic legislation has been in force globally for more than 65 years to prevent its...

Cover for Salvinia molesta (kariba weed)

S. molesta is a free-floating aquatic plant native to south-eastern Brazil. It has been spread widely throughout the world during...

Cover for Lumbricus terrestris

The earthworm L. terrestris is thought to be native to Western Europe but it is now globally distributed in temperate to mild boreal...

Cover for Aira caryophyllea (silver hairgrass)

A. caryophyllea is a small grass species native to Europe and North and East Africa that grows in nutrient-poor habitats. By growing...

Cover for Castilla elastica (Mexican rubber tree)

C. elastica is a deciduous latex-producing tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and parts of South America (Sakai, 2001)....

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