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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2017

European Fraxinus species Introduced into New Zealand Retain Many of their Native Endophytic Fungi

Power, Matthew W. P.; Hopkins, Anna J. M.; Chen, Jie; Bengtsson, Stina B. K.; Vasaitis, Rimvys; Cleary, Michelle R.


Fraxinus species were introduced in to New Zealand as amenity trees as early as the mid-1850s. As a likely consequence of this early introduction and of their geographic isolation, Fraxinus species in New Zealand have not yet been subjected to the devastating impacts of ash decline caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxinus. This study used isolations, PCR and cloning methods to examine the endophytic fungi associated with Fraxinus excelsior and F. angustifolia on the north island of New Zealand.


Fraxinus excelsior; Fraxinus angustifolia; endophytic communities

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Baltic Forestry
2017, Volume: 23, number: 1, pages: 74-81