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Weed hosts of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 in northern Australia

Hennessy, C., Walduck, G., Daly, A. and Padovan, Anna (2005). Weed hosts of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 in northern Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology,34(1):115-117.

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Title Weed hosts of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 in northern Australia
Author Hennessy, C.
Walduck, G.
Daly, A.
Padovan, Anna
Journal Name Australasian Plant Pathology
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0815-3191   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-18044387223
Start Page 115
End Page 117
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Collingwood
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Field of Research 0607 - Plant Biology
0706 - Horticultural Production
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Roots from 18 plant species collected from two banana plantation sites infested with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) tropical race 4 in northern Australia were analysed for the presence of the banana pathogen. Foc tropical race 4 (VCG 01213/16) was isolated from one monocotyledenous species Chloris inflata and three dicotolydenous species, Euphorbia heterophylla, Tridax procumbens and Cyanthilium cinereum. All four species are common in disturbed areas throughout northern Australia. Current management protocols for fusarium wilt of banana involve the immediate destruction of symptomatic banana plants to reduce fungal sporulation, but do not consider alternative weed hosts. If root colonisation of non-host species by Foc tropical race 4 enables the pathogen to persist, even in fallow fields, weed management must be considered when managing this disease.
Keywords symptomless hosts
banana
vegetative compatibility group
bananas
wilt
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AP04091   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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