Taiga Forest Health

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Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak death) - Guillaume Bilodeau, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Phytophthora kernoviae (foliar necrosis) - Forest Research, United Kingdom Forestry Commission, Bugwood.org

Heterobasidion annosum s.l.(Annosus root rot) - Brigitte Lung, INRA de Bordeaux

Gremmeniella abietina,  EU race (Scleroderris canker) - Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft Archive, Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Bugwood.org;

Leptographium wageneri (black stain root diease) - Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org;

Lachnellula willkommii (Larch canker) - Andrej Kunca, National Forest Centre - Slovakia, Bugwood.org;

Fusarium circinatum (pitch canker of pine) - Terry S. Price, Georgia Forestry Commission, Bugwood.org;

Ceratocystis fagacearum (Oak wilt) - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Archive, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Bugwood.org;

Ceratocystis poloncia (sap stain/ blue stain fungi) - Keiko Kuroda, Proceedings of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.02

Top 50 Most Unwanted Pathogens

  • The assembled culture collection and database of pathogens will include stakeholder identified 50 ‘most unwanted’ pathogens.
  • Species specific DNA sequences from the identified pathogens will be gathered from public DNA sequence databases, or obtained by PCR sequencing if not already available.
  • Culture information will be compiled into a database, including a pathogen description, available DNA sequences, disease etiology, phytosanitary concerns and treatment methods.
  • The 50 most unwanted forest pathogenswill have their genomics-derived candidate gene sets and targeted genes validated against established collections.
  • Detection monitoring assays for the 50 most unwanted pathogens will be developed.