Australasian Plant Pathology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 195–198 | Cite as

Specimen-based databases of Australian plant pathogens: past, present and future

  • R. G. ShivasEmail author
  • D. R. Beasley
  • I. G. Pascoe
  • J. H. Cunnington
  • R. N. Pitkethley
  • M. J. Priest


Specimen-based records of most of the plant pathogens that occur in Australia can be accessed through the Australian Plant Disease Database and the Australian Plant Pest Database. These databases and the herbaria that underpin them are important resources for resolving quarantine and trade issues as well as for the diagnosis of plant diseases. The importance of these collections and databases to Australia’s agricultural industries is discussed. Australasian Plant Pathology Society 2006


Plant Disease Plant Pathogen World Trade Organisation Australasian Plant Pathology Primary Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Shivas
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. R. Beasley
    • 1
  • I. G. Pascoe
    • 2
  • J. H. Cunnington
    • 2
  • R. N. Pitkethley
    • 3
  • M. J. Priest
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Primary Industries and FisheriesPlant ScienceIndooroopillyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Primary IndustriesPrimary Industries Research VictoriaFerntree Gully Delivery CentreAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Business, Industry and Resource DevelopmentPrimary IndustryDarwinAustralia
  4. 4.NSW Department of Primary IndustriesOrange Agricultural InstituteOrangeAustralia

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