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Effect of Puccinia cardui-pycnocephali on Slender Thistles (Carduus pycnocephalus and C. tenuiflorus)

  • Isabelle Olivieri (a1)

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The effect of repeated inoculations of the rust Puccinia cardui-pycnocephali Sydow (Uredinae) on growing rosettes of Mediterranean specimens of slenderflower thistle (Carduus tenuiflorus Curt. ♯3 CRUTE) and Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus L. ♯ CRUPY), and Australian specimens of Italian thistle was investigated, using a Mediterranean strain of the rust collected mainly on Italian thistle. Growth of slenderflower thistle was not affected, but growth of both specimens of Italian thistle was decreased significantly when inoculated with the rust. This decrease was significantly higher on Australian specimens.

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Effect of Puccinia cardui-pycnocephali on Slender Thistles (Carduus pycnocephalus and C. tenuiflorus)

  • Isabelle Olivieri (a1)

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