gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi causes chestnut canker symptoms in castanea sativa shoots in switzerland.a screening of castanea sativa scions for grafting for the presence of endophytes showed that the opportunistic fungal pathogen gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi was the most abundant member of the endophytic flora. this fungus is known as a pathogen affecting chestnut fruits in italy and australia. here, we present evidence that it causes cankers very similar to the ones due to cryphonectria parasitica infection on twigs and scions of chestnut trees. we found natural infections of g. smithogilvyi in he ...201626768710
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