Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Biocontrol for Australian invasive?

Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera), one of Australia's "20 Weeds of National Significance" is the target of a biocontrol study using a rust fungus, Endophyllum osteospermi, that attacks it in its native range in southern Africa. The study is a collaboration between CSIRO in Australia and the Plant Protection Research Institute in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Source: PhysOrg.com

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