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Abstract

Macromycetes infecting English oak in forest-steppe oak groves.

Abstract

Investigations were conducted in Dergachevsk and Volchansk districts of the Kharkov region, Ukraine, and in the Belgorod region, Russia, to study species composition of pathogenic macromycetes associated with stems of standing English oak trees. A total of 10 pathogenic Basidiomycetes was identified on stems including Inonotus dryophilus, Phellinus robustus, Fistulina hepatica, Laetiporus sulphureus, Daedalea quercina, Hapalopilus croceus, Stereum hirsutum, S. frustulosum, Bjerkandera adusta and Armillaria mellea. Based on the results of investigations, it is concluded that P. robustus, S. hirsutum, L. sulphureus, D. quercina and A. mellea were the most dangerous and common species infecting 10-12% of living oaks.