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  • Distribution of fungal diseases occurring on Fallopia japonica in Japan.

    Author(s) : Kurose, D.Furuya, N.Djeddour, D. H.Evans, H. C.Tsushima, S.Tsuchiya, K.

    Author Affiliation : National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8604, Japan.

    Journal article : Kyushu Plant Protection Research 2013 Vol.59 pp.31-37 ref.22

    Abstract : Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed, Polygonaceae), native to Japan, has been a serious invasive perennial weed in North America and large parts of Europe, especially in the UK, where there is an urgent need for a classical biological control strategy. Surveys have confirmed the presence of specialized plant pathogens in the native range of Japan. The results of the surveys showed that three fungal diseases of two rusts and a leaf-spot disease were predominantly common and widespread in the field. These rusts were identified as Puccinia polygoni-amphibii var. tovariae and Aecidium polygoni-cuspidati. Furthermore, a leaf-spot fungus morphologically identified as Mycosphaerella polygoni-cuspidati is also distributed widely in Japan. In the field, P. polygoni-amphibii var. tovariae and M. polygoni-cuspidati were confirmed to have severe infectivity to F. japonica. Thus, it is suggested that these two pathogens have high potential to become classical biological control agents for F. japonica.

    ISSN : 0385-6410

    Record Number : 20143011825

    Publisher : Association for Plant Protection of Kyushu

    Location of publication : Koushi

    Country of publication : Japan

    Language of text : Japanese

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Aecidium, Fallopia japonica, fungi, Mycosphaerella, plants, Puccinia

    Descriptor(s) : biological control agents, invasive species, natural enemies, pathogens, plant pathogenic fungi, plant pathogens, weeds

    Identifier(s) : Aecidium polygoni-cuspidati, biocontrol agents, biological control organisms, fungus, invasive organisms, invasives, Japanese knotweed, Mycosphaerella polygoni-cuspidati, phytopathogenic fungi, phytopathogens, plant-pathogenic fungi, Puccinia polygoni-amphibii var. tovariae, Reynoutria japonica

    Geographical Location(s) : Japan

    Broader term(s) : Pucciniales, Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniomycotina, Basidiomycota, fungi, eukaryotes, Fallopia, Polygonaceae, Caryophyllales, eudicots, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, Mycosphaerellaceae, Capnodiales, Dothideomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, Pucciniaceae, APEC countries, Developed Countries, East Asia, Asia, OECD Countries