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Effect of organic matter on the survival of Phytophthora cinnamomi rands in soil

Nesbitt, H.J., Malajczuk, N. and Glenn, A.R. (1979) Effect of organic matter on the survival of Phytophthora cinnamomi rands in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 11 (2). pp. 133-136.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-0717(79)90089-0
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Abstract

Soil organic matter collected from beneath an unburnt stand of Eucalyptus marginata was added in increasing amounts to lateritic soil. Phytophthora cinnamomi incubated in soils containing 50% or more organic matter was extensively lysed, and many of the sporangia produced were abortive.

With increasing organic matter there is an increase in nutrient concentrations and in the microbial population and it is suggested that these factors are the basis of the antagonism.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Copyright: 1979 Pergamon Press Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21434
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