Identification of rust fungi (Pucciniales) on species of Allium in Australia

McTaggart, Alistair R. and Shivas, Roger G. ORCID: and Doungsa-ard, Chanintorn and Weese, Terri L. and Beasley, Dean R. and Hall, Barbara H. and Metcalf, Dean A. and Geering, Andrew D. W. (2016) Identification of rust fungi (Pucciniales) on species of Allium in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (6). pp. 581-592. ISSN 0815-3191


Collections of rust fungi (Pucciniales) on species of Allium in Australia have previously been identified as Puccinia allii. These identifications are unsatisfactory as P. allii is a species complex that has yet to be taxonomically resolved. Some of the cryptic species in this complex may represent new introductions and have potential biosecurity consequences for Australia. A combined morphological and molecular approach has been used to identify the species of rust on Allium collected in Australia. Three different species of rust, Puccinia alli sensu lato, P. allii sensu Gäumann (1959) and P. mixta, were identified based on the morphology of urediniospores and teliospores, and analyses of the internal transcribed spacer and large subunit regions of nuclear ribosomal DNA. One of these species, P. mixta, may not be established in Australia. The taxonomy of rusts on Allium is discussed.

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Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 21:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: A. sativum; Allium cepa; Puccinia porri; Scoring indels; Taxonomy; Uredinales;
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300409 Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820215 Vegetables
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