Laurel wilt and the redbay ambrosia beetle

Laurel wilt and the redbay ambrosia beetle

Laurel wilt is also known as laurel wilt disease, it is a vascular disease caused by the Raffaelea lauricola fungus. The fungus is transmitted by the redbay ambrosia beetle. Members of the laurel family died from the disease, with the avocado the most commercially...

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