Bacterial wilt: the disease and its causative agent, Pseudomonas solanacearum

A. C. Hayward, Glen L Hartman

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Bacterial wilt is an important disease that limits the production of many crop plants in the warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of the world. Few other plant diseases are comparable in terms of diversity of host range and wide geographic distribution, as well as of economic importance. Host plants include banana, eggplant, ginger, peanut, pepper, potato, tobacco and tomato. This book provides a general and comprehensive review of the disease and the bacterium that causes it. Topics considered include: diversity of P. solanacerarum and related bacteria in South East Asia; advances in identification/detection of P. solanacearum; whole-genome analysis; strain differentiation using molecular genetics; systematics and phylogeny; bacterial wilt resistance in tomato; advances in the control of P. solanacearum; management of bacterial wilt in tobacco; strategies for integrated control in potatoes; and biological control. -after Publisher

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBacterial wilt
Subtitle of host publicationthe disease and its causative agent, Pseudomonas solanacearum
PublisherCAB International, Wallingford
ISBN (Print)085198875X, 9780851988757
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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