Imminent Extinction of Australian Myrtaceae by Fungal Disease
Date: 25, Apr, 2020
Publisher: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Myrtle rust is a fungal disease that has spread rapidly across the globe, arriving in Australia in 2010. The tree species Rhodomyrtus psidioides is nearly extinct in the wild as a result of the disease, leading to potential disruption of ecosystem function. Many other Myrtaceae may also be threatened and unprecedented impacts of the disease are predicted.
Data accessible here: https://doi.org/10.14264/uql.2020.177
- Imminent Extinction of Australian Myrtaceae by Fungal Disease