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Mistletoe

  • R. Kenneth Horst
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Abstract

Mistletoes are seed plants belonging to the family Viscaceae. They are semiparasites, manufacturing food but depending on a host plant for water and mineral salts. There are three genera in North America: Phoradendron and Viscum which are true mistletoes, and Arceuthobium, dwarf mistletoe.

Keywords

Black Locust Viscum Album Aerial Portion Dwarf Mistletoe European Mistletoe 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kenneth Horst
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  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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