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Advances in the understanding of the pine wilt disease and in its management strategy

Guest editors: Christelle Robinet, INRAE, and Géraldine Roux-Morabito, Université d'Orléans 

The pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is an important threat to pine trees together with its insect vector (Monochamus spp.). To understand the susceptibility of pine trees requires multidisciplinary approaches gathering experts in nematology, entomology, tree resistance, ecology, genetics and modelling. So far, keys for eradicating the pine wood nematode are missing but ongoing researches provide new insights in this complex mechanism that could help refining the management strategy and improving its effectiveness.

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Articles published in this collection

  1. In mixed stands of Pinus pinaster and Pinus pinea, fewer insect vectors of the pinewood nematode (PWN) were captured than in pure P. pinaster stands. This finding has practical implications for PWN disease manage...

    Authors: Inge van Halder, Alberto Sacristan, Jorge Martín-García, Juan Alberto Pajares and Hervé Jactel
    Citation: Annals of Forest Science 2022 79:43