Bacterial soft rot in potato doliage and tubers is caused by various species in the genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya. Until recently, most potato stem rots were characterized as blackleg, a distinctive black-colored decay starting from the seed tuber; or aerial stem rot, a soft rot of aboveground stems, usally initiaded through stem wounds.
|Title of host publication||Detection of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria in Seed and other planting material|
|Editors||M'Barek Fatmi, Ron R. Walcott, Norman W. Schaad|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|