September 14, 2015

Needle Cast Diseases of west coast Douglas-fir

Photo: Douglas-fir trees planted at a study site in Southern Oregon.

Phylogenetic identification of pathogenic and endophytic fungal populations in west coast Douglas-fir foliage

Masters thesis work on the ecology of Douglas-fir endophytes, and characterization of fungal endophyte communities in relation to needle cast pathogens.

Citation: Daniels, H.A. 2017. Phylogenetic Identification of Pathogenic and Endophytic Fungal Populations in West Coast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Foliage. Oregon State University.

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Microbiome Diversity of Endophytic Fungi across Latitudinal Gradients in West Coast Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Foliage

Research on forest microbiota lags far behind that of agricultural crops. Understanding of host-pathogen complications is exemplified in defoliation of Douglas-fir dominated forests. This study demonstrated that fungal biodiversity is highly variable in Douglas-fir foliage, and may be influenced by environmental variables, including the provenance of the seed source or the climate at the growing site. Interest in microbiome communities will inevitably lead to advances in management practices.

Citation: Daniels, H., Cappellazzi, J., Kiser, J. 2018. Microbiome Diversity of Endophytic Fungi across Latitudinal Gradients in West Coast Douglas-Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Foliage. Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry 7 (3).

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