Occurrence of Pectobacterium wasabiae in potato field samples

@article{Waleron2013OccurrenceOP,
  title={Occurrence of Pectobacterium wasabiae in potato field samples},
  author={Malgorzata Waleron and Krzysztof F. Waleron and Ewa Lojkowska},
  journal={European Journal of Plant Pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={137},
  pages={149-158}
}
During the growing seasons of 1996 and 1997, samples of potato stems and tubers with symptoms of blackleg and soft rot were collected in different regions in Poland. After growing to pure cultures on crystal violet pectate (CVP) medium, isolates of bacteria were identified as Pectobacterium spp. on the basis of their ability to degrade pectate and with the use of biochemical tests. About 43 % strains isolated from 122 different plant samples were identified as Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp… CONTINUE READING