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Understanding Phytophthora & Pythium species found in streams


General information

Five Questions About Oomycetes Small Things Considered, the microbe blog, November 16, 2009.

Introduction to the Oomycota University of California Museum of Palentology

Oomycetes in the news

For some, pythium blight is a job-killer. The Olympian May 17, 2011

Journal articles on Phytophthora and Pythium taxonomy

Beakes GW, Glockling SL, Sekimoto S. 2011. The evolutionary phylogeny of the oomycete “fungi”. Protoplasma DOI 10.1007/s00709-011-0269-2

2003. Multiple new phenotypic taxa from trees and riparian ecosystems in Phytophthora gonapodyides – P. megasperma ITS Clade 6, which tend to be high-temperature tolerant and either inbreeding or sterile

Burgess, T.I., Stukely, M.J.C., Jung, T., White, D., Hüberli, D. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2010) Molecular characterisation of a Phytophthora hybrid swarm in native ecosystems and waterways in Western Australia. In: 5th IUFRO Phytophthora Diseases in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, 7 – 12 March, Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand.

Cook, K.L., Hudspeth, D.S.S., and Hudspeth, M.E.S. 2001. A cox2 phylogeny of representative marine peronosporomycetes (Oomycetes). Nova Hedwigia 122: 231-243.

Ecology of aquatic oomycetes

Kageyama. K. Assessment of river environment using Pythium species. A presentation on a study relating Pythium spp. to land use.

Nakagiri, A. (2000). Ecology and diversity of Halophytophthora species. In: Aquatic Mycology across the Millennium (eds K.D. Hyde, W.H. Ho and S.B. Pointing). Fungal Diversity 5: 153164.

Contact: Gary Chastagner, 253-445-4528 | WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA, 98371-4998 USA
Last updated January 2, 2013