Something on Hogweed

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Chris Yeates
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Re: Something on Hogweed

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:45 pm

alindsay wrote:...but where do the chasmothecia come from, if they are the start of the chain?

Alison
That's a bit like saying "where do the toadtools come from" - in one way they are no more the "start of the chain" than is a butterfly's egg . . . or caterpillar . . . or adult insect - the latter often living for less time than the other stages . . . see the "Life cycle" section of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erysiphales - though the whole is worth reading
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Re: Something on Hogweed

Post by alindsay » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:52 am

Thanks for all the information Chris. So much to study.

Your microscope photos of the types of Erysiphe on Ascofrance are stunning.

Alison

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