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Fishing for Phytophthora across Western Australia’s water bodies

Hüberli, D., Burgess, T.I. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2009) Fishing for Phytophthora across Western Australia’s water bodies. In: APPS 2009 Plant Health Management: An Integrated Approach, 29 Sept - 1 Oct, Newcastle p. 85.

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Most Phytophthora surveys in native ecosystems in Australia have focused exclusively on isolations from samples of soil and symptomatic plant tissue including the extensive vegetation health surveys conducted in Western Australia (WA) (1). The outbreak of P. ramorum in California and Europe, where early detection of an infested area was important to the success of containment and eradication efforts, has popularised the stream surveys in native ecosystems. In Australia, it has recently been used to detect Phytophthora spp. in Victoria resulting in several species being isolated from four streams which varied according to the winter and summer sampling season (2). In our study, the baiting technique was used to survey a wide range of WA’s waterways for Phytophthora spp. during October to early December 2008.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
Publisher: Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Copyright: (c) Australasian Plant Pathology Society
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