First report of Laurel Wilt caused by Rafffaelea lauricola on sassafras in Mississippi

  • Authors: Riggins, J.J.; Fraedrich, S.W.; Harrington, T.C.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Plant Disease 95(11):1479-1480
  • DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-05-11-0446

Abstract

Laurel wilt is caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola T.C. Harrin., Aghayeva & Fraedrich and is lethal to redbay (Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.), sassafras (Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees), and other species in the Lauraceae (1). The fungus is carried by the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus Eichh.), which is native to Asia.

  • Citation: Riggins, J.J.; Fraedrich, S.W.; Harrington, T.C. 2011. First report of Laurel Wilt caused by Rafffaelea lauricola on sassafras in Mississippi. Plant Disease 95(11):1479. 2 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-11-0446
  • Posted Date: April 3, 2012
  • Modified Date: October 6, 2015
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