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Abstract

First report of the Armillaria root-disease pathogen, Armillaria gallica, associated with several woody hosts in Three States of Mexico.

Abstract

In September 2007, rhizomorphs with morphological characteristics of Armillaria were collected from woody hosts in forests of Mexico State (Alnus sp., Roldana sp. and Abies religiosa), Veracruz (Carpinus caroliniana, Miconia mexicana, Quercus xalapensis, Liquidambar styraciflua, Eriobotrya japonica and Platanus mexicana) and Oaxaca (Arbutus xalapensis and Alnus acuminata), Mexico. The causal pathogen was identified as Armillaria gallica based on morphological and genetic analyses. This is thought to be the first report of Armillaria gallica associated with several woody hosts in 3 states in Mexico.