EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/04

Pseudomonas solanacearum on potatoes in India

In Tamil Nadu, India, potato tubers were found to be penetrated by the weed Cyperus bulbosus providing Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 organism) a point of entry to infect the tubers.  Up to 100 % of the weed penetrated tubers developed brown rot disease.


Mohan. L. ; Lakshmanan, P.  (1988)  A new predisposing factor for Pseudomonas solanacearum causing brown rot disease of potato.
In : Advances in research on plant pathogenic bacteria.  Based on the proceedings of the National Symposium on Phytobacteriology held at the University of Madras, March, 14-15, 1986 (edited by Gnanamanickam, S.S. ; Mahadevan, A.).  New Delhi, Today & Tomorrows Printers & Publishers (1988), 73-82