What is Phytophthora cinnamomi?
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Phytophthora cinnamomi (phytophthora root rot) is an introduced plant pathogen (disease causing organism) that can cause disease and plant death in native Tasmanian vegetation.
Phytophthora cinnamomi may reproduce through production of microscopic sized fruiting bodies which release spores. Two types of spores, zoospores and chlamydospores, are most likely to be formed in Tasmania:
The fungus may also spread through mycelial growth along roots and spread between closely connecting plant roots within the soil.
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