We posted last week about Pestalotiopsis and the role it may play in generating the lesions on Red Mangrove leaves we’ve documented. Here are some photos that show part of the process involved in determining if Pestalotiopsis is the causal agent of the lesions. In short, leaves from Red Mangroves showing no symptoms of lesions were plucked from the seedlings and subsequently inoculated with conidia (asexual spores) of Pestalotiopsis. The inoculated leaves have been incubating for about 7 days so our first trial inoculation experiment is almost complete! We will post back with more updates as they become available.