Marker-aided selection in a backcross breeding program for resistance to chestnut blight in the American chestnut
- Two-year response of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) seedlings to shelterwood harvesting and fire in a mixed-oak forest ecosystem. McCament, Corinne L.; McCarthy, Brian C. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Mar2005, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p740
The American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.) was once an important tree species in the eastern United States prior to its devastation by the chestnut blight. The American Chestnut Foundation will soon release seeds that are blight resistant. However, the necessary site requirements...
- The American Chestnut Blight. Lunsford, Eddie // American Biology Teacher;Oct99, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p588
Reviews the history and the habits of the foreign fungus disease referred as chestnut blight. Cause of chestnut blight; Impact to Castanea dendata or American chestnut; Details on the efforts to control the chestnut blight; Personal and cultural reflection from the author.
- Back From the Brink? Johnstone, Rob // Woodworker's Journal;May/Jun2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p30
The article discusses the potential return of the American chestnut tree. The author reflects that its disappearance has resulted in many woodworkers' lack of exposure to the unfinished version of the species. He points out that although the species nearly died out 60 years ago, quantities of...
- Return of The American Chestnut. Durell, James S.; Caron, Victoria // Pomona;Spring2005, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p58
Discusses the restoration of American chestnut trees in the U.S. Information on the American chestnuts; Methods in preventing chestnut blight cankers; Storage of chestnut seeds.
- Ecological status of American chestnut (Castaneadentata) in its native range in Canada. Tindall, Jeffrey R.; Gerrath, John A.; Melzer, Melody; McKendry, Karen; Husband, Brian C.; Boland, Greg J. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Dec2004, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p2554
American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.) was once a dominant tree in eastern deciduous forests of North America and is now endangered in Canada, primarily because of the introduction of a fungal pathogen (Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr) causing chestnut blight. A recovery...
- Chasing the Chestnut. Colleran, Brian // E: The Environmental Magazine;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p13
The article provides information on the efforts in saving the endangered American chestnut, spearheaded by The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) in the U.S. According to Brian McCarthy, secretary of the Ohio-based TACF, they have lost the flowering dogwood and American elm, and they are now...
- Niche contraction of American chestnut in response to chestnut blight. Burke, Katie L. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Mar2012, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p614
Invasive pathogens can cause native population declines and change native species distributions, but the spatial limitations posed by disease are rarely explored. This study explored spatiotemporal variation in American chestnut ( (Marsh.) Borkh.) survival over an 80-year period in response to...
- Plant science: The chestnut resurrection. Thompson, Helen // Nature;10/4/2012, Vol. 490 Issue 7418, p22
The article focuses on the efforts to restore American chestnut (castanea dentate) in the U.S. forests following its extinction due to chestnut blight. It says that American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) chief scientist Fred Hebard crosses descendants of the American chestnut with Chinese variety to...
- Effects of water stress on chestnut blight Shain, L.; Gao, S. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Jun1995, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p1030
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