Volume 13 Part 1 Article 53: Ecophysiology of Dactylium dendroides – The causal agent of cobweb mould

Volume 13 Part 1 Article 53
Year 1991
Title: Ecophysiology of Dactylium dendroides – The causal agent of cobweb mould
Authors: C.R. Lane, R.C. Cooke and J.L. Burden

Abstract:

Dactylium dendroides, more commonly known to the commercial grower as cobweb, is a mycoparasite of the cultivated mushroom. Although presently the least important of the three fungal pathogens associated with mushroom production, changes in cultural practices and fungicide restrictions have increased its importance. The ecophysiology of the fungus is described with respect to its response to changes in water potential, temperature and humidity. The conidia and microsclerotia are described and their role in the life cycle discussed. Control measures are considered with reference to an epidemiological study. Data concerning fungicide resistance and tolerance are presented.

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