First report of the smut fungus Ustanciosporium appendiculatum in Australia

Shivas, R. G. and McTaggart, A. R. and Ryley, M. J. and Scharaschkin, T. and Gambley, C. F. (2010) First report of the smut fungus Ustanciosporium appendiculatum in Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 5 (1). pp. 17-18. ISSN 1833-928X


Ustanciosporium appendiculatum was collected on Rhynchospora exserta from northern Western Australia in May 2009. The identification is based on morphological and sequence data which are presented for the first time. This is the first report of this smut fungus outside North America. Rhynchospora exserta is a new host species for this smut fungus.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Australasian Plant Pathology Society 2010. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2014 04:16
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 05:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: plant pathology; plant sciences; sedges
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050103 Invasive Species Ecology
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060701 Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1071/DN10007

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