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Tag Archives: Royal Horticultural Society
The year 2000 saw a major revision of the taxonomy of the powdery mildews originally proposed by Braun (1987). The new monograph saw the recognition of the five major lineages of the Erysiphales therefore establishing the five ‘tribes’ (table 1).
Winter is here and with it we have left behind my dear biotrophic fungus, the powdery mildew (PM). Requiring plant material to source nutrients to grow and reproduce means that with the dropping of leaves, characteristic of ‘Fall’, PMs must … Continue reading
Since the visit of powdery mildew expert Dr. Roger Cook in mid-August I have been pressing on in order to successfully culture colonies of the Erysiphales. This has involved experimentation with various methods, including infection of both detached leaves and fresh … Continue reading
My PhD project, focusing on the diversity, distribution & diagnostics of the powdery mildew fungi, has just begun. So, I am currently getting to grips with the wide ranging literature and attempting to make a new life for myself at … Continue reading