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Movement of pathogens between horticultural crops and endemic trees in the Kimberleys

Burgess, T.I., Ray, M.L., Sakalidis, M.L., Lanoiselet, V. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2009) Movement of pathogens between horticultural crops and endemic trees in the Kimberleys. In: APPS 2009 Plant Health Management: An Integrated Approach, 29 Sept - 1 Oct, Newcastle p. 36.

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Abstract

Recently a survey of endophytes associated with boabs (Adansonia gregorrii) and associated tree species in the Kimberleys, Western Australia has resulted in the description of seven new species in the Botryosphaeriaceae (Pavlic et al. 2008). Additionally several common species of Lasiodiplodia, (L. theobromae, L. pseudoptheobromae and L. parva) were also isolated as endophytes of endemic tree species.

Concurrently, surveys in the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) have revealed Mangiferum indica trees showing symptoms of dieback and cankers. In this project we isolated, identified and determined the pathogenicity of fungi associated with these cankers.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2390
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