Accession Number : ADA324680

Title :   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, H. C.

PDF Url : ADA324680

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In the two years of this project(l994-95), nearly 200 sites in the UK and mainland Europe have been surveyed for fungal pathogens which 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 2 isolates of Gliocladium roseum, 2 Indeterminate Hyphomycete (producing only chlamydospores), Acremoniurn sp, Cylindrocarpon destructans, Embeilisia nr. telituster, Fusarium solani, Geotrchum candidum Coniothyrium fuckelli, Cryptosporiopsis sp, Glomerella cingulata and an Indeterminate Coelomycete.

Descriptors :   *FUNGI, *PATHOGENESIS, *PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS, *PLANTS(BOTANY), EUROPE, CONTROL, PURITY, CULTURE, BIOCIDES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE