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Future ecosystems - use of genetic resistance

McComb, J.A., Stukely, M. and Bennett, I.J. (1994) Future ecosystems - use of genetic resistance. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 77 . pp. 179-180.

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Genetic resistance of jarrah to Phytophthora cinnamomi has been identified by glasshouse testing and validated by field trials and analysis of plant/pathogen interactions. Resistant lines of jarrah can be rnicropropagated and used for revegetation of bauxite mine-sites and have potential for use in replanting dieback graveyard areas in the forest. Experiments are underway to determine the level of resistance of the progeny of selected resistant trees. Several questions are posed in this paper on the use of genetically resistant plants in restoring ecosystems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Western Australia
Copyright: © Royal Society of Western Australia
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