Novel Botrytis and Cladosporium Species Associated with Flower Diseases of Macadamia in Australia

Prasannath, Kandeeparoopan and Shivas, Roger G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Galea, Victor J. and Akinsanmi, Olufemi A. (2021) Novel Botrytis and Cladosporium Species Associated with Flower Diseases of Macadamia in Australia. Journal of Fungi, 7 (11):898. pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) is endemic to eastern Australia and produces an edible nut that is widely cultivated in commercial orchards globally. A survey of fungi associated with the grey and green mold symptoms of macadamia flowers found mostly species of Botrytis (Sclerotiniaceae, Leotiomycetes) and Cladosporium (Cladosporiaceae, Dothideomycetes). These isolates included B. cinerea, C. cladosporioides, and unidentified isolates. Amongst the unidentified isolates, one novel species of Botrytis and three novel species of Cladosporium were delimited and characterized by molecular phylogenetic analyses. The new species are Botrytis macadamiae, Cladosporium devikae, C. macadamiae, and C. proteacearum.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 03:39
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botrytis blight; Cladosporium blight; fungal ecology; raceme blight; taxonomy; tree nut
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Fields of Research (2020): 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310705 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960804 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2605 Horticultural crops > 260507 Macadamias
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7110898
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45532

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