Mycosphaerella species present on Eucalpytus globulus in Western Australia, new records for WA and Australia
Jackson, S.L., Maxwell, A., Collins, S., Dell, B. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2005) Mycosphaerella species present on Eucalpytus globulus in Western Australia, new records for WA and Australia. In: 15th Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 26-29 September 2005 , Geelong, Vic..
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In Western Australia (JVA), the most serious foliar disease of eucalypt plantations is Mycosphaerella Leaf Disease (MLD). Currently in WA there are ten published species of Mycosphaerella occurring on Eucalyptus globulus. Breeding for disease resistance of MLD in E. globulus is affordable and sustainable for plantation companies who are Forest Stewardship Accredited. However, it is important to understand what potential pathogens are present in order to breed for resistance. In October 2003, a 2 yr old genetic trial consisting of 56 E. globulus families was surveyed for MLD. During the course of this study three previously unrecorded Mycosphaerella species for Australia or WA were isolated and identified.
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