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Abstract

Detection of Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight, in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.

Abstract

On May 2, 1997, E. amylovora was detected in Cotoneaster in The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Detailed surveys of the parks and urban areas surrounding the RBG were commissioned to look for host plants and characteristic symptoms of fire blight. The pathogen was not identified outside of the RBG.