Plasmopara sphagneticolae sp. nov. (Peronosporales) on Sphagneticola (Asteraceae) in Australia

McTaggart, Alistair R. and Shuey, Louise S. and McKenna, Stephen G. and Davis, Richard I. and Shivas, Roger G. ORCID: (2015) Plasmopara sphagneticolae sp. nov. (Peronosporales) on Sphagneticola (Asteraceae) in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 44 (1). pp. 81-85. ISSN 0815-3191


Inc. A specimen of downy mildew on leaves of Sphagneticola trilobata found in northern Queensland was identified by a systematic approach as a novel species of Plasmopara. A new species, Plasmopara sphagneticolae, is proposed for this specimen, which differs from other species of Plasmopara by morphology, host range, and sequence data from nuclear-ribosomal DNA and mitochondrial DNA. Plasmopara sphagneticolae, together with P. halstedii, are downy mildews found on host species in the tribe Heliantheae (Asteraceae). Plasmopara halstedii causes downy mildew on Helianthus annuus, and is not present on sunflower in Australia. Phylogenetic analysis of the large subunit region of ribosomal DNA showed that P. sphagneticolae was sister to P. halstedii on sunflower.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Invasive weed; Molecular phylogeny; Peronosporales; Taxonomy;
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070505 Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
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)
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3007 Forestry sciences > 300704 Forest health and pathology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds > 820499 Summer Grains and Oilseeds not elsewhere classified
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