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EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/126

Xanthomonas campestris pv. translucens found in Turkey

Xanthomonas campestris pv. translucens (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in Turkey. Based on morphological , physiological and biochemical characteristics bacteria isolated from diseased wheat plants grown in an experimental field in the Aegean region of Turkey were identified as the causal agent of the bacterial streak disease of wheat. Pathogenity was confirmed by inoculation of various cereal plants and the bacteria were reisolated.


Demir, G.; šstn, N. (1992) Studies on bacterial streak disease (Xanthomonas campestris pv. translucens) of wheat and other Gramineae.
Journal of Turkish Phytopathology 21, 33-40.