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Selecting plants resistant to Phytophthora cinnamomi

Tommerup, I.C., Hardy, G.E.St.J., Hüberli, D. and Colquhoun, I.J. (1997) Selecting plants resistant to Phytophthora cinnamomi. In: 11th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, 29 September - 2 October, Perth, Western Australia.

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Phytophthora cinnamomi is the most devastating forest disease world wide. It is mostly an introduced pathogen as in southern Australia where it devastates native forests, woodlands and heaths, directly and indirectly affecting vegetation types from a wide range of families. P. cinnamomi has also been introduced into European and North American hardwood and softwood forests. The pathogen is now cosmopolitan in the horticultural industry and it is a particular problem in nurseries. The significance of this is that P. cinnamomi has the opportunity to interact with and the potential to evolve in association with a wide range of new hosts and in a wide range of ecosystems. Distribution of the pathogen at the local, national and international level is of concern to the management of forest, native vegetation and horticulture industries.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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