EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/199

Pantoea stewartii is absent from Brazil

The EPPO data sheet on Pantoea stewartii (EPPO A2 List) mentioned the presence of this bacterium in Brazil on the basis of a publication from Pereira ; Zagatto (1968). In this publication, it was stated that a disease resembling P. stewartii was observed in the Avaré region (São Paulo state), but the identity of the bacterium was not confirmed at that time. Since then, there have been no further reports of P. stewartii (which is listed as an A1 quarantine pest in Brazil) and the Brazilian NPPO now officially confirms that P. stewartii is absent from its territory.


NPPO of Brazil, 2009-10.
Pereira ALG, Zagatto AG (1968) [Occurrence of maize bacteriosis in the Avaré region]. Biologico 34(4), p 94.