blister rust

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Synonyms for blister rust

any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally

fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host

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Blister rust has reduced whitebark forests across the West by as much as 95 percent, but it isn't the only problem.
They then ship the cones to nurseries, where scientists grow, screen and test seedlings for resistance to blister rust.
White pine blister rust harms every type of white pine.
It's the first time the lantana blister rust has been used as a biocontrol anywhere in the world, which makes this release really exciting.
Pathologists say some varieties of ribes are more resistant to white pine blister rust than others, but varieties that were not showing any signs of the infection before are now found to be heavily infected.
And now a newer threat, expanding populations of mountain pine beetles, is exacerbating the effects of blister rust.
Table 5--Water immersion test results Time Exposed: 168 hr 504 hr 1,008 hr Appearance Blister Rust Blister Rust Blister Rust Sample Formula 1 10 10 10 10 8F-10 10 Formula 2 10 10 10 10 8F-10 10 Formula 3 10 10 10 10 8F-10 10 WB-X 6-8 MD 10 6-8 MD 10 4-6 D 9P-8G SB-Y 10 10 10 10 10 10
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But by the 1970s, it became apparent that the strategy didn't work very well for several reasons: Currants and gooseberries grow back from the roots, other wild plants serve as alternate hosts for the disease, and a moist microclimate encourages white pine blister rust more than the presence of a few wild berry bushes.
This dark, sweet, dessert gooseberry is highly resistant to both white pine blister rust and powdery mildew, the fruit's biggest disease threat.
In some places, gooseberries are prohibited because they can carry the white pine blister rust fungus.
They give as examples modification of the life cycle of nematode parasites in musk oxen in the Arctic and warming in the western US allowing the mountain pine beetle to double its life cycle, become more abundant, and spread the fungus they carry to pine trees in the highest elevations of the Rocky Mountains, where pine blister rust has become serious.
Currant growing in the US was banned in the 1960s when white pine blister rust was introduced.
During the summers he worked in the Adirondack Mountains for the New York State Conservation Commission, studying white pine blister rust.
The main problem for whitebark pine is blister rust, a fungus that arrived in the United States around 1900 on seedlings from Europe.