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Quambalaria species associated with plantation and native eucalypts in Australia

Pegg, G.S., O'Dwyer, C., Carnegie, A.J., Burgess, T.I.ORCID: 0000-0002-7962-219X, Wingfield, M.J. and Drenth, A. (2008) Quambalaria species associated with plantation and native eucalypts in Australia. Plant Pathology, 57 (4). pp. 702-714.

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This study aimed to determine which species of Quambalaria are associated with shoot blight symptoms on Corymbia spp. An additional aim was to determine the presence and impact of quambalaria shoot blight on Eucalyptus species used in plantation development in subtropical and tropical regions of eastern Australia. Surveys identified three Quambalaria spp. - Q. pitereka, Q. eucalypti and Q. cyanescens - from native and plantation eucalypts, as well as amenity plantings, including the first confirmed report of Q. eucalypti from Eucalyptus plantations in Australia. Symptom descriptions and morphological studies were coupled with phylogenetic studies using ITS rDNA sequence data. Quambalaria pitereka was the causal agent of blight symptoms on species and hybrids in the Corymbia complex. Quambalaria eucalypti was identified from Eucalyptus species and a single Corymbia hybrid. Quambalaria cyanescens was detected from native and plantation Corymbia spp.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2008 Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
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