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Imminent Extinction of Australian Myrtaceae by Fungal Disease

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Fensham, R. J., Carnegie, A. J., Laffineur, B., Makinson, R. O., Pegg, G. S. and Wills, J. (2020) Imminent Extinction of Australian Myrtaceae by Fungal Disease. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35 (7). pp. 554-557. ISSN 0169-5347

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.03.012

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534720300902


Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that has spread rapidly across the globe, arriving in Australia in 2010. The tree species Rhodomyrtus psidioides is nearly extinct in the wild as a result of the disease, leading to potential disruption of ecosystem function. Many other Myrtaceae may also be threatened and unprecedented impacts of the disease are predicted.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:extinction Myrtaceae myrtle rust plant disease
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Live Archive:31 Aug 2020 23:18
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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