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

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Hayward, A. C. and Pegg, K. G. (2013) Bacterial wilt of ginger in Queensland: Reappraisal of a disease outbreak. Australasian Plant Pathology, 42 (3). pp. 235-239. ISSN 08153191 (ISSN)

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13313-012-0174-y


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 indistinguishable from the pathogen uniquely associated with the disease in Queensland. © 2012 Australasian Plant Pathology Society Inc.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:BOX-PCR Latent infections Phylotypes Ralstonia sequeirae Sequevars
Subjects:Plant culture > Food crops
Plant pests and diseases
Live Archive:03 Sep 2013 06:24
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:49

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