Biological Control Technology Development: Microbiological Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil,
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST
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Studies reported previously have shown that inoculation of Myriophyllum spicatum and M. heterophyllum with enzyme-enhanced pectinolytic or cellulolytic microorganisms originally isolated from these species significantly accelerated plant necrosis. Subsequent studies, reported herein have attempted to assess plant response to inoculation under a variety of stress conditions, to define infection thresholds, and to enlarge the scale of infection trials.