New Mangrove Patches in The Marls Found with Leaf Lesions

After a quick field survey in The Marls, we found several new Red Mangrove patches (yellow stars on the map) that had the same leaf lesions previously found at a die-off site (red star on the map).We are working on identifying the potential pathogen through DNA analyses. We will keep you updated on any progress we make.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for any green mangrove leaves with these symptoms: light brown to dark brown lesions with concentric rings, holes in the center of leaves, or the appearance of burnt edges on leaves.

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:29-05:00 December 13th, 2014|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks, The Marls|0 Comments

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Ryann Rossi
My general research interests lie in the ecology of marine coastal ecosystems. I am most interested in the role plant diseases have in shaping the ecology of coastal and estuarine environments. I am currently studying the role of a plant pathogen in a die-off of Red Mangroves in The Bahamas. Follow Ryann Rossi

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