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Alternaria alternata causes pre-harvest discolouration in Backhousia myrtifolia leaf

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Sommano, S., Joyce, D. C., Dinh, S. Q. and D'Arcy, B. (2011) Alternaria alternata causes pre-harvest discolouration in Backhousia myrtifolia leaf. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 6 (1). pp. 64-66.

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Article Link: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13314-011-0022-x

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Backhousia myrtifolia is an Australian native plant cultivated for cut flowers and foliage. A leaf browning syndrome, with unknown cause, became problematic for the floriculture industry in the years 2003-2004. Alternaria alternata was isolated consistently from brown leaf lesions on potted nursery plants and pathogenicity was confirmed by Koch's postulates. This is the first report of A. alternata on B. myrtifolia that is a possible cause of leaf discolouration in B. myrtifolia. © 2011 Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Australian native plant Browning Cut flower
Subjects:Plant culture > Flowers and flower culture. Ornamental plants
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
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