Curtailing and managing exotic fungal spores incursions into Australia

Papori Barua

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This is the first research to bring new understanding on critical importance of inert materials as long-term carriers of viable fungal pathogen conidia, resting hyphae, ascospores and urediniospores across different temperatures. A critical finding is the extended viability of these fungal spores with ability to germinate on artificial media and/or to infect relevant specific hosts and introduce new diseases into Australia. A rapid method for detecting viable fungal spores been developed by novel application of a resazurin (Aiamar Blue) assay. Germination of viable spores from the test carrier materials could be impeded using fungicides and disinfectants.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Barbetti, Martin, Supervisor
  • You, Mingpei, Supervisor
  • Lanoiselet, Vincent, Supervisor
  • Bayliss, Kirsty, Supervisor
Award date6 Mar 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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