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Niazi, Abdul Rehman [1], Afshan, Najam ul Sehar [2], Ishaq, Aamna [1].

Sphaerophragmium, a new holomorph for Uredo dalbergiae? and a common pathogen of Shisham tree in Pakistan.

Dalbergia sissoo, known as shisham or tali in Pakistan, is renowned for its high wood quality. It is a very important raw material for a variety of wood-based industries, especially furniture and housing. Leaves of this economically important tree in Pakistan have variously been found infected with Urediniospores of an anamorphic rust fungus named as Uredo dalbergiae. In present studies, this pathogen is first time described using molecular tools. In phylogenetic tree, it was found clustering with Sphaerophragmium sp. This position in phylogenetic tree indicates that the holomorph of studied taxon must belong to genus Sphaerophragmium. For identification of pathogen at specific level as well as confirmation of its holomorph, more sampling and data is required which is not yet available on any database. However, it seems that both morphological and molecular tools are necessary for correct identification of plant pathogens.

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1 - University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Department of Botany, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Punjab, 54590, Pakistan
2 - University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Lahore, Punjab, 54590, Pakistan

Dalbergia sissoo

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Mycology
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PMY002
Abstract ID:591
Candidate for Awards:None

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