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Key events in pathogenesis of spongospora diseases in potato: a review


Balendres, MA and Tegg, RS and Wilson, CR, Key events in pathogenesis of spongospora diseases in potato: a review, Australasian Plant Pathology, 45, (3) pp. 229-240. ISSN 0815-3191 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13313-016-0398-3


Spongospora subterranea (Wallr.) Lagerh. is the causative agent of powdery scab and root diseases of potato. Diseases induced by S. subterranea causes substantial economic losses to the global potato industry. The process of disease development in the S. subterranea-potato pathosystem have long been studied, but critical events prior to infection and disease development remain poorly understood because the subject have received relatively little attention. Nonetheless, new knowledge of host-pathogen-environment interactions have been gained in recent years. This paper provides the current knowledge of the key events which leads to the development of potato diseases caused by S. subterranea and highlights future research to address identified knowledge gaps. This will further our understanding of the interactions between S. subterranea and its potato host and contribute to improved disease control measures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Spongospora subterranea, host-pathogen interaction, potato, root galling, plasmodiophorids
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Balendres, MA (Mr Mark Balendres)
UTAS Author:Tegg, RS (Dr Robert Tegg)
UTAS Author:Wilson, CR (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:106525
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-02-12
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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