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In vitro interaction between Phlebiopsis sp. and Ganoderma philippii isolates


Agustini, L and Wahyuno, D and Indrayadi, H and Glen, M, In vitro interaction between Phlebiopsis sp. and Ganoderma philippii isolates, Forest Pathology, 44, (6) pp. 472-476. ISSN 1437-4781 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/efp.12143


Ganoderma philippii causes root-rot disease in a wide range of commercial perennial woody crops such as rubber and tropical acacias. In terms of productivity loss, the disease is considered as the most economically damaging disease of Acacia mangium. Many strategies to manage root rot have been developed and applied, including application of biological control which has focused on species and strains of the ascomycete genus Trichoderma. This research aimed to test the potential of a wood-rotting basidiomycete as a biocontrol agent for root rot caused by Ganoderma philippii. This basidiomycete was isolated from a Eucalyptus pellita stump in a coppicing trial in Riau province, central Sumatra. DNA sequence analysis indicated that this isolate is most likely a Phlebiopsis sp. In vitro tests and microscopic morphological description of mycelial interactions between the Phlebiopsis and G. philippii isolates showed a mycoparasitic reaction. This result offered an alternative potential fungal isolate for root-rot management in Indonesia as Phlebiopsis gigantea is already successfully used as a biocontrol agent for managing root rot caused by Heterobasidion annosum throughout pine forests in Europe and North America.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:root rot, biological control, basidiomycete
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)
ID Code:98436
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-02-16
Last Modified:2017-11-09

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