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Review of Fusarium species isolated in association with mango malformation in Australia

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Liew, E. C. Y., Laurence, M. H., Pearce, C. A., Shivas, R. G., Johnson, G. I., Tan, Y. P., Edwards, J., Perry, S., Cooke, A.W. and Summerell, B. A. (2016) Review of Fusarium species isolated in association with mango malformation in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (6). pp. 547-559. ISSN 1448-6032

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13313-016-0454-z


Mango malformation (MMD) is an economically significant disease of mango growing regions and a notifiable disease in Australia. Following an incursion of the disease in the Northern Territory (NT) in 2007, numerous Fusarium species were isolated from mango samples during surveillance activities in growing regions within the country between 2007 and 2013, including reported MMD pathogens (Fusarium mangiferae, F. proliferatum and F. pseudocircinatum), established pathogens of other hosts (e.g. F. fujikuroi, F. oxysporum, F. parvisorum, F. solani and F. verticillioides) and several undescribed species. In this paper we review the status of all species of Fusarium isolated from mango tissue associated with putative malformation symptoms in Australia since 2007, documenting location origins and diagnostic methods and re-assessing their identification based on phylogenetic analysis of available DNA sequences. Their taxonomic affiliations and pathogenicity in particular are discussed with implications for disease management including quarantine, while knowledge gaps are highlighted.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Live Archive:19 Jan 2017 00:14
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:44

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