Ecological and evolutionary adaptations of Paterson's curse and implications upon invasivity across Southern Australia

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the work of our laboratory group in addressing the invasion success of Paterson's curse (Echium plantagineum), which has proven to be a considerable problem to manage due to its serious impacts on livestock health and quality. Studies with Paterson's curse have shown unique anatomical and physiological traits likely contribute to invasion sucess. This research is based on previous work conducted in the US with the invasive perennial vines, black and pale swallow-wort. That research focused on (a) the role that alleopathy might play in the competitive ability of theses species and (b) evaluating both morphological and genetic diversity of swallow-wort populations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging weeds in a climate of change
    Place of PublicationClifton Gardens, QLD Australia
    PublisherWeed Society of Queensland
    Pages44-47
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventQueensland Weed Symposium - Yeppoon, QLD, Australia
    Duration: 26 Jul 200929 Jul 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceQueensland Weed Symposium
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period26/07/0929/07/09

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