Detection of Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp. in Potato Tubers

Solke H. de Boer, Amy O. Charkowski, J.M. van der Wolf

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDetection of Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria in Seed and other planting material
EditorsM'Barek Fatmi, Ron R. Walcott, Norman W. Schaad
PublisherAPS Press
Pages243- 247
Editionsecond edition
ISBN (Print)9780890545393
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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