Review of Fusarium species isolated in association with mango malformation in Australia

Liew, E. C. Y. and Laurence, M. H. and Pearce, C. A. and Shivas, R. G. ORCID: and Johnson, G. I. and Tan, Y. P. and Edwards, J. and Perry, S. and Cooke, A. W. and Summerell, B. A. (2016) Review of Fusarium species isolated in association with mango malformation in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (6). pp. 547-559. ISSN 0815-3191


Mango malformation (MMD) is an economically significant disease of mango growing regions and a notifiable disease in Australia. Following an incursion of the disease in the Northern Territory (NT) in 2007, numerous Fusarium species were isolated from mango samples during surveillance activities in growing regions within the country between 2007 and 2013, including reported MMD pathogens (Fusarium mangiferae, F. proliferatum and F. pseudocircinatum), established pathogens of other hosts (e.g. F. fujikuroi, F. oxysporum, F. parvisorum, F. solani and F. verticillioides) and several undescribed species. In this paper we review the status of all species of Fusarium isolated from mango tissue associated with putative malformation symptoms in Australia since 2007, documenting location origins and diagnostic methods and re-assessing their identification based on phylogenetic analysis of available DNA sequences. Their taxonomic affiliations and pathogenicity in particular are discussed with implications for disease management including quarantine, while knowledge gaps are highlighted.

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Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 21:43
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biosecurity; Disease incursion; Quarantine; Species inventory; Tropical plant disease;
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 > 820214 Tropical Fruit
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