Black scab of jojoba (simmondsia chinensis) in Australia caused by a putative new pathotype of elsinoë Australis

Ash, G. J. and Stodart, B. and Hyun, J. W. (2012) Black scab of jojoba (simmondsia chinensis) in Australia caused by a putative new pathotype of elsinoë Australis. Plant Disease, 96 (5). pp. 629-634. ISSN 0191-2917

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A new disease of jojoba in Australia is described. We have demonstrated that this disease is caused by Elsinoë australis, a pathogen which is normally associated with citrus. This pathogen has not been found previously in Australia on citrus or any other crop. The fungus causes a scab on leaves and stems of jojoba and is widely distributed in eastern Australia. Although molecular analysis of the pathogen indicates that it is closely related to the natsudaidai and the sweet orange pathotypes of E. australis, glasshouse and laboratory experiments demonstrate that it is not pathogenic to a range of citrus cultivars grown in Australia. The data indicate that the isolates from jojoba represent a new pathotype of E. australis.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 05:30
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 05:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: microbial diseases and parasites; fungal pathogens and diseases; plant pathology; Fungi
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3108 Plant biology > 310805 Plant pathology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
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