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Interpretation of Microclimate Data in Relation to Basidiospore Release by Fomes annosus. Robert A. Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Forest Pathology, School of Forestry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32601; Francis A. Wood, Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802. Phytopathology 62:319-321. Accepted for publication 1 October 1971. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-62-319.

Atmospheric moisture and wind velocity measured 2 ft above sporophores of Fomes annosus were significantly correlated with numbers of basidiospores trapped immediately beneath the sporophore. However, similar climatic data taken at the level of the sporophore, i.e., much nearer to the site of interaction, showed no such relationship with the number of spores trapped.