EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/08

Transmission and survival of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani

Experiments carried out in France confirmed the transmission of Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) between adjacent trees by root grafts. Studies on the survival of C. fimbriata f.sp. platani showed that the pathogen can survive for at least than 27 months in large chunks of wood, for at least 8 months in sawdust and endoconidia of the fungus survived for about 6 months in the soil. The authors concluded, therefore, that planting plane trees in soils where diseased trees have already been planted presents a serious risk.


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