The Plant Pathology Herbarium includes specimens of fungi, viruses, nematodes and bacteria of economic importance and is one of the largest collections of its kind in Australia.
These collections contain:
The ongoing maintenance of these collections is vitally important in underpinning trade and market access for plants and plant products within Australia and internationally. These collections provide identity, distributional and host information on a range of organisms of importance to humans. They also provide important diagnostic, research and educational outcomes.
The entire Plant Pathology Herbarium has been databased. Access to the records is via the Australian Plant Pest Database portal.
The collections are protected under the Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust Act 1983 and ownership is vested in the Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust.
The entire Plant Pathology Herbarium has been databased.
The collection includes a stunning set of illustrations of plant diseases and disorders painted by artist Margaret Senior.
Loans of material from this collection for genuine scientific purposes are available.
There are two collections of living cultures included in the Plant Pathology Herbarium:
Purchase of living cultures from this collection for genuine scientific purposes can be obtained through writing to the Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org