Myrtle rust: how big a threat to native plants?

Booth, Carol
August 2011
Ecos;Aug2011, Issue 162, p1
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The article focuses on Myrtle rust's invasion in Australia, which serves as a threat for the Myrtaceae plant species. It states that the Myrtle rust is characterized with wide host range. It says that the rust can cause retardation of Myrtaceae species' regeneration and reduction of their competitive ability, leading to alterations in plant composition in large areas. Meanwhile, an experiment found that many plant species may have the resistance potential against Myrtle rust.


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