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Airborne basidiospores of Puccinia boroniae: Influence of weather and detection by PCR-RFLP

Driessen, S.A., O'Brien, P.A. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2005) Airborne basidiospores of Puccinia boroniae: Influence of weather and detection by PCR-RFLP. In: 15th Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 26-29 September, Geelong, Vic.

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    Abstract

    Puccinia boroniae is a microcyclic rust fungus, infecting commercially important species of Boronia. Control using fungicides is often ineffective in Western Australia. More information regarding the environmental conditions conducive for basidiospore formation and dispersal of the pathogen is required to improve fungicide application. The aims of this study were to (i) investigate the release of basidiospores of P. boroniae under field conditions and their relationship with weather factors, and (it) confirm the capture of these basidiospores on the spore tape using DNA analysis.

    Publication Type: Conference Item
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7667
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