This volume will be of value and interest to researchers in the areas of forest nematology, forest entomology, forest protection, epidemiology, tree physiology and histopathology, as well as to decision-makers such as local administrators and government officials, due to the larger economic and political implications.
Table of contents
Global issues and National Surveys:
Session Organisers M. Mota, J. Webster
M. MOTA, L. BONIFÁCIO, M.A. BRAVO, P. NAVES,
A.C. PENAS, J. PIRES,E. SOUSA & P. VIEIRA — Discovery of pine wood nematode in Portugal and in Europe
M. SERRÃO— Eradication programme for the pine wood nematodeinPortugal .
Y. MAMIYA— Pine wilt disease in Japan
B. YANG— The history, dispersal and potential threat of PWNinChina .
K. SUZUKI— Pine wilt disease – a threat to pine forests in Europe
R.J. BOLLA & R. WOOD— Pine wood nematode: pathogenic or political? .
J.M. WEBSTER— The pine wood nematode: implications of factors past and present for pine wilt disease
O. KULINICH— Surveys for the pine wood nematode in Russia
H. BRAASCH &S.ENZIAN— The pine wood nematode problem in Europe – present situation and outlook
M. ESCUER, M. ARIAS & A. BELLO— The genus Bursaphelenchus (Nematoda)inSpain
C. MAGNUSSON, K.H. THUNES, S. AUKELAND SALINAS & B. ØKLAND— Survey of the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus,inNorway in 2000
H. MICHALOPOULOS-SKARMOUTSOS, G. SKARMOUTSOS, M. KALAPANIDA & A. KARAGEORGOS— Surveying and recording of nematodes of the genus Bursaphelenchus in conifer forests in Greece and pathogenicity of the most important species
Morphology and molecular methods of identification:
Session organisers H. Braasch, W. Burgermeister
H. BRAASCH— Morphology of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus compared with other Bursaphelenchus species
W. BURGERMEISTER & H. BRAASCH— Molecular evidence for Bursaphelenchus xylophilus ×B. mucronatus hybridisation under experimental conditions
P. ABAD—Satellite DNA used as a species specific probe for identification of the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
P. VIEIRA, J. EISENBACK & M. MOTA— PWN-CD: a taxonomic database for the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, and other Bursaphelenchus species [Abstr.]
Ecology and epidemology; quarantine issues: Session organisers D. Bergdahl, K. Futai
K. FUTAI & T. AKEMA— Some environmental conditionswhichinfluencethespreadofpinewilt
D.R. BERGDAHL & S. HALIK— Persistence of the pine wood nematode in asymptomatic Scots pines
D. MCNAMARA— Quarantine concerns about the methods used to demonstrate pathogenicity of Bursaphelenchus spp.
Physiology, resistance and histopathology: Session organisers Yu-Yang, K. Kuroda
E. ASAI & K. FUTAI— The effects of simulated acid rain on the development of pine wilt disease
K. KURODA— Characteristics of Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora) families resistant to pine wilt
Y. WANG, L. HAIYAN, S. CHAORAN & G. ZHIHONG— A study of variation of pH between healthy and pine wilt diseased woods of several pine species [Abstr.]
Biology of PWN and relationships to its cerambycid vectors: Session organisers M. Linit, B. Yang
M. LINIT & S. AKBULUT— Pine wood nematode phoresis: the impact on Monochamus carolinensis life functions
S. JIKUMARU &K. TOGASHI— Obstruction by Bursaphelenchus mucronatus of B. xylophilus boarding Monochamus alternatus
A. YAMANE, R. IWATA, T. ISHIKAWA, H. KOBAYASHI, Y. HATTA, Y. HATTA & Y. MAMIYA— Pine wood nematode movement on, and migration from, the body surface of the Japanese pine sawyer during feeding on pinetwigsafteremergence
B.J. YANG, L. WANG, F. XU &`P. ZHANG—Latent infection of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (PWN) and a new means of transmission by Monochamus alternatus
D.R. BERGDAHL— An observation of Monochamus scutellatus associated with conifer trees damaged or killed by wildland fire [Abstr.]
Control methods: Session organisers B. Yang, K. Nakamura
K. NAKAMURA & N. YOSHIDA— Successful control of pine wilt disease in Fukiage-hama seacoast pine forest in southwestern Japan
L. WANG, F. XU, L. JIANG, P. ZHANG & Y. YANG—Pathogens of the pine sawyer, Monochamus alternatus, in China
M. LIN & M. ZHOU— Activity of avermectin for controlling the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus [Abstr.]