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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalPlant Pathology
Publication statusPublished - 1983


Splash dispersal of conidia which differ in shape and size, those of Pseudocercosporella herpo ichoides (needle-shaped, 52×2 μm) and Pyrenopeziza hrassicae (cylindrical, 12×3 μm), was studisd by allowing 5 mm drops to fall 13 m on to suspensions (depth 0.5 mm, concentration 120, 000 spores/ml) of each. The resulting splash droplets were collected on photographic film. The pattern of spore dispersal with distance and the distribution of spore-carrying droplets and spores within droplet-size categories were similar for both fungi. Regressions of square root spore number) on droplet diameter gave lines with slopes of 0.0138 for P. herpotrichoides and 0.0167 for P. brassicae.

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