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Molecular diagnosis of Puccinia psidii (guava rust) a quarantine threat to Australian eucalypt and Myrtaceae biodiversity

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Langrell, SRH and Glen, M and Alfenas, AC, Molecular diagnosis of Puccinia psidii (guava rust) - a quarantine threat to Australian eucalypt and Myrtaceae biodiversity, Plant Pathology, 57, (4) pp. 687-701. ISSN 0032-0862 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.01844.x

Abstract

A species-specific, nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection assay, using two primer sets designed from the rRNA ITS region, was developed for Puccinia psidii. Detection sensitivities of one urediniospore alone, or one or two urediniospores in the presence of pollen or leaf tissues, respectively, were observed. The assay reliably, accurately and sensitively detected the rust from naturally infected, geographically widespread eucalypt and fruit tree plantation and nursery species from diverse tissues types (e.g. leaves, flowers, fruits, pollen, seeds and woody material) including symptomless or cryptically contaminated plants or plant tissue. Independent testing in Brazil and Australia demonstrated the international inter-laboratory transferability of the P. psidii assay required for germplasm screening, disease monitoring and quarantine and incursion management, towards which the assay has already been employed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Corymbia, ITS rRNA, nested PCR, Psidium guajava, quarantine, Syzygium jambos
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Forestry Sciences
Research Field:Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Native Forests
Author:Glen, M (Dr Morag Glen)
ID Code:96369
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-11-03
Last Modified:2014-11-06
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