Occurrence of wasting disease in <i>Zostera noltii</i>

TitleOccurrence of wasting disease in Zostera noltii
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsVergeer, LHT, den Hartog, C
JournalAquatic Botany
Pagination155 - 163
Date Published1991/01/01
ISBN Number0304-3770

Zostera noltii Hornem. did not decline in the 1930s when wasting disease destroyed many beds of Zostera marina L. It appears, however, that wasting disease occurs also in Z. noltii. A census of herbarium specimens kept in the Rijksherbarium, Leiden, showed that a small number of diseased specimens have been collected from the middle of the 19th century onwards. In all west European populations investigated in 1989 and 1990, at least a few specimens were found with wasting disease-like damage patterns. A laboratory experiment showed that the sensitivity of Z. noltii to contact infection is similar to that of Z. marina. The causing agent, Labyrinthula P, has been isolated from Z. noltii.

Short TitleAquatic Botany