Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Plant and Environmental Science

Committee Member

Dr. S. Bruce Martin, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Lambert B. McCarty

Committee Member

Dr. Paula Agudelo

Committee Member

Dr. Julia Kerrigan

Committee Member

Dr. Lane P. Tredway


Spring dead spot (SDS) disease is an important root disease of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) in transition zone habitats around the world. Causal agents have been identified in the U.S. as Ophiosphaerella korrae (OK), O. herpotricha (OH), and O. narmari, but they have not been identified in Argentina (ARG).



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