Phytophthora cinnamomi A1: An ancient resident of New Guinea and Australia of Gondwanan origin?

TitlePhytophthora cinnamomi A1: An ancient resident of New Guinea and Australia of Gondwanan origin?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArentz, F
Secondary AuthorsWoodward, S
JournalForest Pathology
Issue41
Paginatione12342
Date PublishedJan-02-2017
ISSN1439-0329
Abstract

This article re-examines the hypothesis, first proposed by Shepherd (Search, 6(11-12), 1975, 484), that Phytophthora cinnamomi is an ancient organism in Australia and New Guinea. It further evaluates data that suggest the A1 mating type is Gondwanan in origin and may have been present in New Guinea for up to 10 million years. It is postulated that there has been a mating type change in P. cinnamomi from A1 to A2 in relatively recent times as a result of genetic transformation of the A1 mating type.

URLhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/efp.12342
DOI10.1111/efp.12342
Short TitleFor. Path.