Online identification guides for Australian smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina) and rust fungi (Pucciniales)

Shivas, Roger G. and Beasley, Dean R. and McTaggart, Alistair R. (2014) Online identification guides for Australian smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina) and rust fungi (Pucciniales). IMA Fungus, 5 (2). pp. 195-202. ISSN 2210-6340

Abstract

Interactive identification keys for Australian smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina and Pucciniomycotina, Microbotryales) and rust fungi (Pucciniomycotina, Pucciniales) are available online at http://collections. daff.qld.gov.au. The keys were built using Lucid software, and facilitate the identification of all known Australian smut fungi (317 species in 37 genera) and 100 rust fungi (from approximately 360 species in 37 genera). The smut and rust keys are illustrated with over 1,600 and 570 images respectively. The keys are designed to assist a wide range of end-users including mycologists, plant health diagnosticians, biosecurity scientists, plant pathologists, and university students. The keys are dynamic and will be regularly updated to include taxonomic changes and incorporate new detections, taxa, distributions and images. Researchers working with Australian smut and rust fungi are encouraged to participate in the ongoing development and improvement of these keys.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 02:27
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 02:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; Key; Lucid; Morphology; Taxonomy; Uredinales; Ustilaginales;
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5598/imafungus.2014.05.02.03
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31343

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