Australasian Plant Pathology (2006) 35, 321-328

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S.E. Thomas, C.A. Ellison and A.J. Tomley (2006)
Studies on the rust Prospodium tuberculatum, a new classical biological control agent released against the invasive alien weed Lantana camara in Australia. 2. Host range
Australasian Plant Pathology 35 (3), 321-328
Abstract: A strain of the rust Prospodium tuberculatum from Brazil was screened as a potential biocontrol agent against 40 Australian Lantana camara forms and 52 closely related, non-target plant species. Results under glasshouse conditions showed that the Brazilian rust strain is pathogenic to only two flower colour forms: pink and pink-edged red. Macro- and microsymptoms were recorded using 11 assessment categories and four susceptibility ratings. No macrosymptoms were observed on any of the non-target plants.
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Database assignments for author(s): Carol A. Ellison, Sarah E. Thomas

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
non-target effects/fate in environm.
general biology - morphology - evolution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.


Lantana camara (weed)
Prospodium tuberculatum (weed pathogen) Lantana camara (weed)