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Phytopathogenic fungi in forest nurseries of Middle Siberia

Marina A Sheller (1-2)   , Elena A Shilkina (1), Aleksey A Ibe (1), Tatyana Y Razdorozhnaya (1), Tatyana V Sukhikh (1)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 13, Issue 6, Pages 507-512 (2020)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor3507-013
Published: Nov 05, 2020 - Copyright © 2020 SISEF

Research Articles

The paper presents the results of phytopathogenic fungi determination in bare-root forest nurseries of Middle Siberia. Genetic analysis of pathogenic microflora of Pinus sylvestris L., Pinus sibirica Du Tour and Picea obovata Ledeb. seedlings allowed identification of 17 genera of micromycetes: Phoma Sacc., Lophodermium Chevall., Sclerophoma Höhn. (teleomorph Sydowia Bres.), Cladosporium Link, Alternaria Nees, Typhula (Pers.) Fr. etc. Most frequently detected fungi represented genera Phoma (23.7 %) and Lophodermium (23.6 %). Pinus sylvestris L. seedlings harboured the highest diversity of fungal taxa. Seven genera of microscopic fungi (Phoma sp., Didymella sp., Alternaria sp., Cladosporium sp., Lophodermium sp., Gremmenia sp., Sclerophoma sp.) were detected in all studied forest zones: taiga, forest-steppe and Southern-Siberian mountain. The obtained results demonstrate the usefulness of DNA analysis for the identification of phytopathogenic fungi in forest nurseries of Middle Siberia with several implications for increasing the efficacy of forest management.


Forestry, Forest Nurseries, Phytopathogens, Conifers, DNA analysis, ITS Region, Phytopathological Monitoring

Authors’ address

Marina A Sheller
Elena A Shilkina
Aleksey A Ibe 0000-0002-3534-532X
Tatyana Y Razdorozhnaya
Tatyana V Sukhikh
Department of Monitoring of Forest Genetic Recourses, Branch of the Russian Centre of Forest Health - Centre of Forest Health of Krasnoyarsk krai, Akademgorodok 50a/2, 660036 Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
Marina A Sheller
Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Krasnoyarskii rabochii prospect 31, 660037 Krasnoyarsk (Russia)

Corresponding author

Marina A Sheller


Sheller MA, Shilkina EA, Ibe AA, Razdorozhnaya TY, Sukhikh TV (2020). Phytopathogenic fungi in forest nurseries of Middle Siberia. iForest 13: 507-512. - doi: 10.3832/ifor3507-013

Academic Editor

Federica Brunoni

Paper history

Received: May 15, 2020
Accepted: Sep 03, 2020

First online: Nov 05, 2020
Publication Date: Dec 31, 2020
Publication Time: 2.10 months

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