EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/08

Serological detection of Pseudomonas syringae pathovars

In England, a serological method based on a slide agglutination test has been developed for Pseudomonas syringae pathovars (e.g. pv. phaseolicola and pv. pisi [EPPO A2 organism]) and other plant pathogenic bacteria.
The test uses polyclonal antisera conjugated to protein A-rich whole-cell Staphylococcus aureus and is reported to be fast, simple and able to identify organisms directly from infected plant tissue.


Lyons, N.F.; Taylor, J.D. (1990) Serological detection and identification of bacteria from plants by the conjugated Staphylococcus aureus slide agglutination test.
Plant Pathology, 39, 584-590.