Multilocus sequence typing reveals two evolutionary lineages of Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli.

Abstract

Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, causal agent of bacterial fruit blotch, has caused considerable damage to the watermelon and melon industry in China and the United States. Understanding the emergence and spread of this pathogen is important for controlling the disease. To build a fingerprinting database for reliable identification and tracking of strains… (More)
DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-99-8-0913

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