Using population genetics, scientists confirm origins of root rot in Michigan ornamentals

Floriculture is an economically important industry in Michigan. The health of these crops is threatened by Pythium ultimum (root rot), a water mold that infects the roots of popular plants. Despite efforts to control of pathogen, root rot occurs annually for many growers. This study confirmed for the first time that the root rot pathogen is likely moved unnoticed within the state via infected plant material as early symptoms of root rot are easily overlooked.
Floriculture is an economically important industry in Michigan. The health of these crops is threatened by Pythium ultimum (root rot), a water mold that infects the roots of popular plants. Despite efforts to control of pathogen, root rot occurs annually for many growers. This study confirmed for the first time that the root rot pathogen is likely moved unnoticed within the state via infected plant material as early symptoms of root rot are easily overlooked. […]

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