Elms occur, both naturally and cultivated, throughout much of the temperate world. Because of their high tolerance to extreme growing conditions and their widespread distribution, elms have been widely planted in cities, towns and rural areas throughout North America and northern Europe. As such, their current demise due to several pandemics of Dutch elm disease has spurred a huge body of research on breeding for disease resistance, conservation and systematics. The Elms: Breeding, Conservation and Disease Management provides the current state of knowledge in these areas and is an important reference work for pathologists, breeders, taxonomists, and arborists.of dead trees within which inoculum increases saprotrophically for transmission to healthy trees via the beetle vector (Webber et al, 1987). ... 1996), and a number of key problems concerning the genetics and epidemiology of transmission have to be resolved if it is to be successful ... during at least one part of its life cycle, are nontrivial (Lipsitch et al., 1995; Taylor et al., 1998; Swinton and Gilligan, 1999).
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