Heterobasidion abietinum on Abies species in western Turkey

Dogmus-Lehtijarvi H. T. , Lehtijarvi A., Korhonen K.

FOREST PATHOLOGY, cilt.36, sa.4, ss.280-286, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Forty-five basidiocarp specimens of Heterobasidion were collected from native Abies species in three locations in western Turkey: A. nordmanniana ssp. bornmulleriana in Bolu province, A. nordmanniana ssp. equi-trojani in Balikesir province and A. cilicica in Antalya province. Pure cultures were isolated from the basidiocarps and identified to the species level with the aid of mating tests. All the specimens proved to belong to the species Heterobasidion abietinum. This root rot fungus is common in the forests investigated and appears to be relatively virulent on Abies in Turkey. This is the first report of H. abietinum outside Europe.