Stagonosporopsis spp. associated with ray blight disease of Asteraceae

Vaghefi, N. ORCID: and Pethybridge, S. J. and Ford, R. and Nicolas, M. E. and Crous, P. W. and Taylor, P. W. J. (2012) Stagonosporopsis spp. associated with ray blight disease of Asteraceae. Australasian Plant Pathology, 41 (6). pp. 675-686. ISSN 0815-3191


Ray blight disease of pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium) is shown to be caused by more than one species of Stagonosporopsis. The Australian pathogen, previously identified as Phoma ligulicola var. inoxydabilis, represents a new species described as Stagonosporopsis tanaceti based on morphological characters and a five-gene phylogeny employing partial sequences of the actin, translation elongation factor 1-alpha, internal transcribed spacers and 5.8S of the nrDNA, 28S large subunit and beta-tubulin 2 gene sequences. Furthermore, the two varieties of Stagonosporopsis ligulicola are elevated to species level as S. chrysanthemi and S. inoxydabilis based on their DNA phylogeny and morphology.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 04:23
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 04:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phoma ligulicola var. inoxydabilis; Ray blight; Stagonosporopsis; Asteraceae; Didymella ligulicola; Tanacetum; Tanacetum cinerariifolium
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 > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
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