Submitted to: Sydowia
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2012
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Citation: Deadman, M.I., Al-Sadi, A.M., Al-Maqbali, Y.M., Farr, D.F., Aime, M.C. 2012. Additions to the rust fungi (Pucciniales) from northern Oman. Sydowia. 63(2):155-168.
Interpretive Summary: Rust fungi are a very large and diverse group of parasites that attack crop and forest plants. Accurate knowledge of the distribution of rust fungi is important for tracking the movement of these disease-causing fungi. In this research the rust fungi that occur on agriculturally important crops in the country of Oman are reported for the first time in the country of Oman. Knowledge of the distribution of plant pathogenic fungi is useful to agronomists and plant pathologists as well as plant regulatory and quarantine officials.
The first compilation of the rust fungi occurring in the Sultanate of Oman is presented based on historical records and numerous recent collections, primarily from agricultural hosts. The study compiles data for 16 species of Pucciniales in northern Oman, along with voucher and sequence data and presents new distribu¬tion data for three of these. Species are also listed by host plant family.