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Question 1:
What classis does Dutch elm disease belong to?

Question 2:
What genus does Dutch elm disease belong to?

Question 3: All four have the ________ Ulmus pumila as a parent; the source of disease-resistance and drought-tolerance genes.
Ulmus minorUlmus pumila var. arboreaUnited StatesUlmus pumila

Question 4:
What family does Dutch elm disease belong to?

Question 5:
What divisio is Dutch elm disease a part of?

Question 6: The disease was isolated in The Netherlands in 1921 by Bea Schwarz, a pioneering Dutch ________, and this discovery would lend the disease its name.
Plant pathologyOrganic farmingSustainable agricultureAgriculture

Question 7: Often, not all the roots die: the roots of some species, notably the English Elm ________, put up suckers which flourish for approximately 15 years when they too succumb.
Ulmus lamellosaUlmus proceraUlmus glabraUnited Kingdom

Question 8: The disease is still migrating northwards through Scotland encouraged by global warming (the bark beetles will not fly in temperatures below 24° C), reaching ________ in the 1980s, and Inverness in 2006.
CardiffNew Town, EdinburghEdinburghGlasgow

Question 9: By happy coincidence, this cultivar was found to be highly resistant in inoculation studies carried out by the ________ in the early 1990s.
Economic Research ServiceUnited States Department of the InteriorNational Agricultural Statistics ServiceUnited States Department of Agriculture

Question 10: Arborists at ________ claim that cleaning blades with a 10% solution of a household bleach will prevent this type of spread.
Kansas State Wildcats footballKansas State UniversityBill Snyder Family Football StadiumKansas State Wildcats


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