Aerospora of an Eragrostis curvula pasture in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, W.J.J.
dc.contributor.author Eicker, A.
dc.contributor.author Marasas, Walter F.O. (Walter Friedrich Otto)
dc.contributor.author Kellerman, T. Stephanus
dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.editor Morren, A.J.
dc.contributor.editor Verster, Anna J.M.
dc.contributor.editor Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand
dc.contributor.editor Walker, Jane B.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Colin McKenzie
dc.contributor.editor Gilchrist, Frances M.C.
dc.contributor.other Steyn, P.J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-06T12:18:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-06T12:18:38Z
dc.date.created 2016
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.description This article has been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 300dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-Format. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A qualitative and quantitative survey was made of the aerospora above an Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees pasture. The pasture, which lay adjacent to a field of Panicum coloratum L. where an outbreak of ovine photosensitivity had occurred, was not grazed during the survey. A Burkard volumetric spore trap was used to sample the aerospora continuously for 10 months. Twenty components of the aerospora were recognized: spores of 9 genera of fungi (Cladosporium, Alternaria, Epicoccum, Drechslera, Pithomyces chartarum (Berk. & Curt.) M. B. Ellis, Nigrospora, Sporormia, Curvularia, Spegazzinia); 8 recognizable but unidentified spore types; rust spores; hyphal Fragments and pollen grains. Cladosporium conidia comprised 83,37% of the total aerospora. Conidia of Pithomyces chartarum formed a small (0,29%) but significant component of the aerospora, since this fungus is known to cause hepatogenous photosensitivity. en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, WJJ, Eicker, A, Marasas, WFO & Kellerman, TS 1979, 'Aerospora of an Eragrostis curvula pasture in South-Africa’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 19-25.
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53812
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Published by The Government Printer, Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights ©1979 ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©2016 University of Pretoria Department of Library Services (digital). en_ZA
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.title Aerospora of an Eragrostis curvula pasture in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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