Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Phytophthora cinnamomi in Western Australia

O'Brien, P.A. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2014) Phytophthora cinnamomi in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 97 . pp. 47-55.

PDF - Published Version
Download (281kB)


Phytophthora cinnamomi the agent of eucalypt dieback disease in Western Australia is a serious pathogen of many plant species around the world. The pathogen has a very wide host range. In Western Australia many species of native plants are susceptible, and a large number because they are of limited distribution are threatened with extinction. This paper reviews the mechanisms by which P. cinnamomi causes disease, together with the factors that contribute to the spread and survival of the pathogen allowing it cause new disease epidemics when the right conditions prevail. It also looks at possibilities for control of the pathogen by management, chemical application and biological control.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Western Australia
Copyright: © Royal Society of Western Australia 2014
Publisher's Website:
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year