New weed hosts of Macrophomina phaseolina in Australia

Fuhlbohm, M. J. and Ryley, M. J. and Aitken, E. A. B. (2012) New weed hosts of Macrophomina phaseolina in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 7 (1). pp. 193-195.


Macrophomina phaseolina was isolated from the roots of symptomless plants of 23 weed species found in Australian mungbean fields. Eight of these species are new host records for the world while 14 of the remaining 15 species are new reports in Australia. Isolates of M. phaseolina from all weeds were pathogenic on mungbean seedlings. These results suggest that apparently healthy weeds infected by M. phaseolina may serve as alternative hosts of the pathogen in Australian grain production regions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 01:15
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charcoal rot - Macrophomina phaseolina - Symptomless hosts - Weeds
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds > 820499 Summer Grains and Oilseeds not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s13314-012-0082-6

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