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Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy a review

Glen, M, Alfenas, AC, Zauza, EAV, Wingfield, MJ and Mohammed, CL 2007 , 'Puccinia psidii: a threat to the Australian environment and economy a review' , Australasian Plant Pathology, vol. 36, no. 1 , pp. 1-16 , doi:

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Puccinia psidii causes a rust disease on a broad range of hosts in the Myrtaceae and Heteropyxidaceae. It is native to South America where it can cause severe disease in eucalypt plantations and other introduced Myrtaceae. The pathogen has recently expanded its geographical range to Hawaii, increasing concerns about the potential for an incursion in Australia. This paper reviews the taxonomy, biology, impact and options for control of P. psidii. It also discusses the probable impact if an incursion were to occur in Australia and the preparations that must be made to mitigate adverse consequences.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Glen, M and Alfenas, AC and Zauza, EAV and Wingfield, MJ and Mohammed, CL
Keywords: Melaleuca-quinquenervia; Eucalyptus-globulus; Biological-Control; Rust; Host; Urediniospores; Myrtaceae; Disease; Florida; Spread
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Plant Pathology
ISSN: 0815-3191
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