Bacterial wilt of ginger in Queensland: reappraisal of a disease outbreak

@article{Hayward2012BacterialWO,
  title={Bacterial wilt of ginger in Queensland: reappraisal of a disease outbreak},
  author={Alice C. Hayward and Ken G. Pegg},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={235-239}
}
In 1955 a severe wilt disease occurring on ginger in the Near North Coast district of Queensland was incorrectly attributed to infection by a Fusarium sp., and later shown to be caused by a strain of Ralstonia solanacearum, now reclassified as R. sequeirae. The disease was brought from China into Australia on latently infected rhizomes, and possibly also with associated soil. Several DNA-based diagnostic methods have shown that the pathogen causing bacterial wilt of ginger in parts of China is… CONTINUE READING
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