The sentinel tree nursery as an early warning system for pathway risk assessment

Fungal pathogens associated with Chinese woody plants commonly shipped to Europe

Abstract

To help determine the potential risk of pest introduction through trading of ornamental plants, a sentinel nursery was established in Beijing, China in 2008. The sentinel nursery planting included 4 of the most common ornamental woody species shipped to Europe including Ilex cornuta var. fortunae, Zelkova schneideriana, Fraxinus chinensis and Buxus microphylla.

Citation

Vettraino, A.M., Li, H.-M., Eschen, R., Morales-Rodriguez, C. and Vannini, A. (2017) The sentinel tree nursery as an early warning system for pathway risk assessment: Fungal pathogens associated with Chinese woody plants commonly shipped to Europe. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188800. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188800

The sentinel tree nursery as an early warning system for pathway risk assessment: Fungal pathogens associated with Chinese woody plants commonly shipped to Europe

Published 1 November 2017