Systematics and pathogenicity of fungi from alligator weed in australia: foundation studies for development of a mycoherbicide

Ross Gilbert

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    Abstract

    The study also supported the monophylogeny of Nimbya from Alternanthera, the species concepts of N. gomphrenae and N. celosiae, and the polyphylogeny of Nimbya. Moderate support was demonstrated for a trend towards speciation among isolates from Alternanthera separated by climate and/or geography.This study revealed the prospective mycoherbicide of alligator weed candidate to be polymorphic and belong to a new taxon different from Nimbya and closer to Alternaria. Significant knowledge has been added to the study of relationships among close relatives of Alternaria and a firm taxonomic base has now been laid for the evaluation as a mycoherbicide of the many polymorphic isolates of Nimbya on alligator weed.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publisher
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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