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Title: Effect of Fusiform Rust (Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme) on the Composition of Loblolly Pine Lignin

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-230, 2014; p.7.

Author(s)Moore, Roderquita K.; Blood, Allisha N.; Esekie, Cherrelle I.

Publication Year: 2014  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-3B

Abstract: Loblolly Pine, Pinus taeda, is a common southern softwood ranging from Georgia and the Carolinas to Texas. The fungus Cronartium quercuum f.sp. fusiforme is one the most destructive forest diseases in the south. This fungus infects both loblolly and slash pine (P. elliottii Engelm.), causing canker formation that frequently kills the infected branch. April and early May are when the pine infection cycle occurs in Georgia. The elongated swelling of the branches is the result of individual attacks on different parts of the tree. Many of the infected trees are unsuitable for product, causing millions of dollars to be lost a year because of the death of infected trees. In addition, trees with large galls on the main stem are unsuitable for many products.

Keywords: FTIR; NMR; sugar analyses; lignin; fusiform rust; loblolly pine; southern pine; invasive species

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 627 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/18/2014
RITS Product ID: 67965
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Moore, Roderquita
Research Chemist
  

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