Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is one of the solanaceous crops of economic and cultural importance and is widely cultivated in the state of Goa, India. Eggplant cultivation is severely affected by bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum that colonizes the xylem tissue. In this study, 167 bacteria were isolated from the xylem of healthy eggplant,… (More)
Bacterial wilt is one of the important constraints in the cultivation of solanaceous vegetables in India. The disease is caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, a soil bacterium. We have collected 232 isolates of R. solanacearum infecting solanaceous vegetables (eggplant, tomato and chilli) and other crops from different parts of India. Pathogenicity of the… (More)
Ralstonia solanacearum Indian strains Rs-09-161 and Rs-10-244 were isolated from the coastal region of Goa and from the Andaman Islands. We report the draft genome sequences of these representative isolates infecting solanaceous vegetables in India.
Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is a soil borne disease affecting several plant species of different genera. Management of this disease with various strategies provided limited success. Plant product in the management of bacterial wilt is one of the minimum explored areas. In the present study attempts were made to exploit the antibacterial… (More)