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Ceratocystis species, including two new species associated with nitidulid beetles, on eucalypts in Australia


Kamgan Nkuekam, G and Wingfield, MJ and Mohammed, C and Carnegie, AJ and Pegg, GS and Roux, J, Ceratocystis species, including two new species associated with nitidulid beetles, on eucalypts in Australia, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, 101, (2) pp. 217-241. ISSN 0003-6072 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10482-011-9625-7


The genus Ceratocystis includes important fungal pathogens of trees, including Eucalyptus spp. Ironically, very little is known regarding the diversity or biology of Ceratocystis species on Eucalyptus species in Australia, where most of these trees are native. The aim of this study was to survey for Ceratocystis spp., and their possible insect associates, on eucalypts in Australia and thus to establish a foundation of knowledge regarding these fungi on the continent. Collections were made in three states of Australia from wounds on trees, as well as from nitidulid beetles associated with these wounds. Ceratocystis spp. were identified based on morphology and multigene sequence comparisons. Of the 54 isolates obtained, two previously unknown species of Ceratocystis were found and these are described here as Ceratocystis corymbiicola sp. nov. and Ceratocystis tyalla sp. nov. Furthermore, the distribution of Ceratocystis pirilliformis is expanded to include Eucalyptus spp. in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Brachypeplus, Carpophilus, Corymbia, Eucalyptus, fungal diversity, plantation forestry
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:Mohammed, C (Professor Caroline Mohammed)
ID Code:82573
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2013-02-06
Last Modified:2018-07-09

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