Phytophthora quercina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Phytophthora quercina
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Oomycetes
Order: Pythiales
Family: Pythiaceae
Genus: Phytophthora
Species: P. quercina
Binomial name
Phytophthora quercina
T. Jung and T.I. Burgess, 2009

Phytophthora quercina is a papillate homothallic soil-borne plant pathogen causing root rot of oak tree species in Europe.[1] It is associated with necrotic fine roots.[2]

In culture, this species shows a uniform, dome-shaped and cottonwool-like colony growth pattern. It also frequently presents sympodially branched primary hyphae, a high proportion of elongated, ellipsoid or ovoid oogonia, the absence of amphigynous antheridia. Its sporangia vary greatly in size and shape.[2]

Its name derives from Greek Phytophthora φυτόν (phytón), “plant” and φθορά (phthorá), “destruction” and quercina stems from the affected genus, Quercus.


  1. ^ Balci, Y.; Halmschlager, E. (2003). "First report of Phytophthora quercina from oak forests in Austria". Plant Pathology. 52 (3): 403–403. ISSN 0032-0862. doi:10.1046/j.1365-3059.2003.00825.x. 
  2. ^ a b Jung, T.; Cooke, D.E.L.; Blaschke, H.; Duncan, J.M.; Oßwald, W. (1999). "Phytophthora quercina sp. nov., causing root rot of European oaks". Mycological Research. 103 (7): 785–798. ISSN 0953-7562. doi:10.1017/S0953756298007734. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jönsson, Ulrika, et al. "Pathogenicity of Swedish isolates of Phytophthora quercina to Quercus robur in two different soils." New Phytologist 158.2 (2003): 355-364.

External links[edit]