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First report of Phytophthora nicotianae associated with Eucalyptus die-back in South Africa.

Maseko, B., Burgess, T., Coutinho, T.A. and Wingfield, M.J. (2001) First report of Phytophthora nicotianae associated with Eucalyptus die-back in South Africa. Plant Pathology, 50 (3). p. 413.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3059.2001.00578.x
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Abstract

Eucalyptus species, hybrids and clones are planted commercially in South Africa for the production of pulp and paper and various other forest products. However, some species such as E. smithii Baker are susceptible to root and collar rot associated with Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands (Linde et al., 1999). Since 1999, P. nicotianae Breda de Haan (synonym, P.n .var parasitica (Dastur) Waterhouse), not P. cinnamomi, has been recovered from dead and dying Eucalyptus trees such as E. macarthurii Deane & Maiden and E. smithii. Phytophthora nicotianae is a soilborne pathogen often isolated from forest soils (Shearer et al., 1988). In South Africa it is well known as the causal agent of black butt on Acacia mearnsii de Wild (Roux & Wingfield 1997).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3229
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