, Volume 70, Issue 5, pp 559–564 | Cite as

Identification of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the causal agent of ash dieback in Slovakia

  • Katarína AdamčíkováEmail author
  • Miriam Kádasi-Horáková
  • Libor Jankovský
  • Ludmila Havrdová
Section Botany


Symptoms of ash dieback have been recorded in Slovakia since 2004. The field sampling was carried out in 2013, included 59 segments of shoots and 10 and more petioles per locality from four localities. The causal agent of ash dieback, the hyphomycete Chalara fraxinea T. Kowalski, was isolated from Fraxinus excelsior L. from seven localities in Slovakia. The morphology of C. fraxinea isolates and the teleomorph Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (T. Kowalski) Baral, Queloz, Hosoya are described and ITS sequences are provided.

Key words

Fraxinus excelsior Chalara fraxinea ash dieback forest disease Hymenoscyphus fraxineus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarína Adamčíková
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miriam Kádasi-Horáková
    • 1
  • Libor Jankovský
    • 2
  • Ludmila Havrdová
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Forest Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences ZvolenBranch for Woody Plants BiologyNitraSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood TechnologyMendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in BrnoBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Biological Risks, Silva Tarouca Institute for Landscape and Ornamental GardeningPubl. Res. Inst.PrůhoniceCzech Republic

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