Location: Horticultural Crops ResearchTitle: Standardizing the Nomenclature for Clonal Lineages of the Sudden Oak Death Pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum) Author
|Grunwald, Niklaus - Nik|
|Bonants, P j m|
|De gruyter, H|
Submitted to: Phytopathology
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/9/2009
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Citation: Grunwald, N.J., Goss, E.M., Ivors, K., Garbelotto, M., Martin, F.N., Prospero, S., Hansen, E., Bonants, P., Hamelin, R., Chastagner, G., Werres, S., Rizzo, D.M., Abad, G., Beales, P., Bilodeau, G.J., Blomquist, C., Brasier, C., Briere, S., Chandelier, A., Davidson, J.M., Denman, S., Elliott, M., Fichtner, E.J., Frankel, S.J., Goheen, E.M., De Gruyter, H., Heungens, K., James, D., Kanaskie, A., Mcwilliams, M., Moralejo, E., Osterbauer, N.K., Palm, M.E., Parke, J.L., Shamoun, S.F., Shishkoff, N., Tooley, P.W., Vettraino, A., Webber, J., Widmer, T.L. 2009. Standardizing the nomenclature for clonal lineages of the sudden oak death pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum. Phytopathology. 99:792-795. Interpretive Summary: Phytophthora ramorum is the microorganism causing the sudden oak death and ramorum blight diseases. This pathogen exists as three distinct clones based on a range of molecular tools. However, in the recent literature there exists no consensus on naming of clones. Here we name clones of P. ramorum based on a consensus established by the P. ramorum research community at large. Clones are herewith designated NA1 (mating type A2; North America; forest and nurseries), NA2 (A2; North America; nurseries), and EU1 (predominantly A1, rarely A2; EU and North America; nurseries and gardens). These clones can only be distinguished using molecular tools.
Technical Abstract: Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of sudden oak death and ramorum blight, is known to exist as three distinct clonal lineages based on a range of molecular marker systems. However, in the recent literature there exists no consensus on naming of lineages. Here we name clonal lineages of P. ramorum based on a consensus established by the P. ramorum research community at large. Clonal lineages are herewith designated NA1 (mating type A2; North America; forest and nurseries), NA2 (A2; North America; nurseries), and EU1 (predominantly A1, rarely A2; EU and North America; nurseries and gardens). These clonal lineages can best be distinguished by performing either mitochondrial or microsatellite analyses.