Assessment of Fungal Pathogens as Biocontrol Agents of Myriophyllum Spicatum.
INTERNATIONAL INST OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ASCOT (UNITED KINGDOM)
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In the two years of this projectl994-95, 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.