Anguina australis, a vector for Rathayibacter toxicus in Ehrharta longiflora

  title={Anguina australis, a vector for Rathayibacter toxicus in Ehrharta longiflora},
  author={Ian Timothy Riley and Astrid Schmitz and Primali de Silva},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
Anguina australis Steiner, a leaf gall nematode of Ehrharta longiflora Smith (annual veldtgrass) common in Western Australia (WA), was examined for its ability to act as a vector for Rathayibacter toxicus (Riley & Ophel) Sasaki et al., the bacterium responsible for various grass toxicities, including annual ryegrass toxicity in WA. The receptiveness of juveniles of A. australis, Anguina microlaenae and Anguina tritici to adhesion by a range of strains of R. toxicus and related species was… 

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