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Sexual behaviour of Armillaria heimii and A-mellea isolates from Africa


Abomo-Ndongo, S and Mohammed, CL and Guillaumin, JJ, Sexual behaviour of Armillaria heimii and A-mellea isolates from Africa, European Journal For Pathology, 27, (4) pp. 207-224. ISSN 0300-1237 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1439-0329.1997.tb00864.x


Thirty isolates of Armillaria heimii from western eastern and southern Africa were cultured for fruit body production in the laboratory. Most isolates fruited easily. Investigation of single-spore progenies revealed that all the isolates do not have the same sexual behaviour: some are heterothallic and unifactorial while others are homothallic. Two African isolates belonging to the species Armillaria mellea also appeared homothallic behavior has been reportedly only in a rare European species Armillaria ectypa and in the Japanese subspecies Armillaria mellea ssp. nipponica.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Mycology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Mohammed, CL (Professor Caroline Mohammed)
ID Code:11172
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12

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