Origin and Evolution of the Kiwifruit Canker Pandemic

  title={Origin and Evolution of the Kiwifruit Canker Pandemic},
  author={Honour C. McCann and Li Li and Yifei Liu and Dawei Li and Hui Pan and Caihong Zhong and Erik H A Rikkerink and Matthew D Templeton and Christina Straub and Elena Colombi and Paul B. Rainey and Hongwen Huang},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
Recurring epidemics of kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) bleeding canker disease are caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa). In order to strengthen understanding of population structure, phylogeography, and evolutionary dynamics, we isolated Pseudomonas from cultivated and wild kiwifruit across six provinces in China. Based on the analysis of 80… CONTINUE READING