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Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy - a review


Glen, M and Alfenas, AC and Zauza, EAV and Wingfield, MJ and Mohammed, CL, Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy - a review, Australasian Plant Pathology, 36, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 0815-3191 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/AP06088


Puccinia psidii causes a rust disease on a broad range of hosts in the Myrtaceae and Heteropyxidaceae. It is native to South America where it can cause severe disease in eucalypt plantations and other introduced Myrtaceae. The pathogen has recently expanded its geographical range to Hawaii, increasing concerns about the potential for an incursion in Australia. This paper reviews the taxonomy, biology, impact and options for control of P. psidii. It also discusses the probable impact if an incursion were to occur in Australia and the preparations that must be made to mitigate adverse consequences. © Australasian Plant Pathology Society 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forest health and pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Glen, M (Dr Morag Glen)
UTAS Author:Mohammed, CL (Professor Caroline Mohammed)
ID Code:50784
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:154
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-05

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