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THE FUNGUS INFECTIONS DO NOT PLAY THE LEADING ROLE IN THE MASS WITHERING OF SPRUCE-FIR FORESTS IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST

YUI MANKO and ZM AZBUKINA

Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok 890022 Russia

The fungi in centres of withering of spruce-fir forests in Sikhote-AIin area (Far East, Russia) have been studied. The fungal infections do not play the leading role in the mass withering of spruce-fir forests, but they are the accompanying reasons and, sometimes, the predispositional factors of forest degradation.

References
1. Azbukina ZM, 1984. Key to the rust fungi of the Soviet Far East Moscow. 287 p.
2. Manko Yul, Azbukina ZM, 1992. Mycology and Phytopathology 26, 481-465.