Accession Number : ADA322706

Title :   Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. Assessment of Fungal Pathogens as Biocontrol Agents of Myriophyllum Spicatum.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL INST OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ASCOT (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Harvey, J. L. ; Evans, Harry C.

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Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In the 2 years of this project (1994-95), nearly 200 sites in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe were surveyed for fungal pathogens that could be used as biocontrol agents against Myriophyllum spicatum. Over 400 potential pathogens in 38 genera were obtained in pure culture. Isolates have been screened for pathogenicity on sections of plants; of these, 13 have been shown to possess some control capabilities. These include two isolates of Gliocladium roseum, two indeterminate Hyphomycetes (producing only chlamydospores), Acremonium sp., Cylindrocarpon destructans, Embellisia nr. telluster, Fusarium solani, Geotrichum candidum, Coniothyrium fuckelii, Cryptosporiopsis sp., Glomerella cingulata, and an indeterminate Coelomycete.

Descriptors :   *FUNGI, *PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS, *PLANT TISSUE, EUROPE, CONTROL, PURITY, CULTURE, PATHOGENESIS, BIOCIDES, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE