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Quambalaria species associated with plantation and native eucalypts in Australia

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Pegg, G.S., O'Dwyer, C., Carnegie, A.J., Burgess, T.I., Wingfield, M.J. and Drenth, A. (2008) Quambalaria species associated with plantation and native eucalypts in Australia. Plant Pathology, 57 (4). pp. 702-714.

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.01840.x

Publisher URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/home


This study aimed to determine which species of Quambalaria are associated with shoot blight symptoms on Corymbia spp. An additional aim was to determine the presence and impact of quambalaria shoot blight on Eucalyptus species used in plantation development in subtropical and tropical regions of eastern Australia. Surveys identified three Quambalaria spp. -Q. pitereka, Q. eucalypti and Q. cyanescens - from native and plantation eucalypts, as well as amenity plantings, including the first confirmed report of Q. eucalypti from Eucalyptus plantations in Australia. Symptom descriptions and morphological studies were coupled with phylogenetic studies using ITS rDNA sequence data. Quambalaria pitereka was the causal agent of blight symptoms on species and hybrids in the Corymbia complex. Quambalaria eucalypti was identified from Eucalyptus species and a single Corymbia hybrid. Quambalaria cyanescens was detected from native and plantation Corymbia spp.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:© British Society for Plant Pathology. © Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Keywords:Corymbia spp.; Eucalyptus spp.; plantation eucalypts and spotted gums; Quambalaria shoot blight.
Subjects:Science > Botany > Cryptogams
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees
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Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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