EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum sensu lato(RALSSO)

Distribution details in Martinique

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1965
From NPPO: Present, widespread
See EPPO Reporting Service 515/01.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/132) : a strain of R. solanacearum found on Anthurium, and more recently on cucurbits, resembling in some respects but distinct from the banana strain.
* Anonymous (2004) Détection de Ralstonia solanacearum dans un plant de bananier plantain en Martinique. Direction de l'Agriculture et de la Forêt, Service de la Protection des Végétaux, avec le concours du CIRAD-FLHOR.
------- First identification of natural infection of plantains with R. solanacearum sensu lato in 2004 in one of the few industrial plantain plantations.

* Deberdt P, Cellier G, Coranson-Beaudu R, Delmonteil--Girerd M, Canguio J and Rhino B (2021) First report of bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum on Plectranthus amboinicus in Martinique. Plant Disease doi: 10.1094/PDIS-12-20-2622-PDN

* Digat B and Escudie ́A (1967) Reconnaissance du flétrissement bactérien des Solanées aux Antilles Françaises. Phytiatr. Phytopharm.16:187–197
------- first found on tomato plants in 1965.

* EFSA PHL (2008) Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Plant Heath on a request from the European Commission on Pest risk assessment made by France on Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 considered by France as harmful in French overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The EFSA Journal 673, 1-27
------- absence of Moko disease.

* Mian, D.; Coranson-Beaudu, R.; Duféal, D.; Grassart, L.; Mention, P. (2002) Ralstonia solanacearum sur anthurium à la Martinique. Une bactériose inquiétante. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux, n° 551, 43-45.

* Wicker E, Grassart L, Coranson-Beaudu R, Mian D, Guilbaud C, Fegan M, Prior P (2007) Ralstonia solanacearum strains from Martinique (French West Indies) exhibiting a new pathogenic potential. Applied and environmental microbiology 73, 6790-801.
------- R. pseudosolanacearum [phylotype I] (biovar 3) was identified on tomato, eggplant, sweet pepper, Ensete ventricosum. An emerging strain of R. solanacearum , a variant of [phylotype IIB sequevar 4], named [sequevar IIB-4NPB], was not pathogenic to banana. This strain was also found causing bacterial wilt on tomato, Anthurium andreanum, A. ferrierense, Heliconia caribea, cucumber, pumpkin, cataloupe melon, watermelon, Solanum americanum, Pandanus sp. (pandan palm) as well as plantain. Other R. solanacearum [phylotype II] strains found on tomato, potato, Canna indica (purple arrowroot) and Anthurium andreanum included [PIIA-5]. R. solanacearum [phylotypes IIA and IIB-4NPB] strains and R. pseudosolanacearum [phylotype I],were also isolated from river and lake water.

* Wicker E, Grassart L, Coranson‐Beaudu R, Mian D and Prior P (2009) Epidemiological evidence for the emergence of a new pathogenic variant of Ralstonia solanacearum in Martinique (French West Indies). Plant Pathology, 58: 853-861
------- The first R. solanacearum [phylotype IIB-4NPB] isolate was obtained from wilted tomato in Fort‐de‐France in 1998. From 1999, it was consistently isolated on wilted Anthurium. In 2001, the first outbreak on cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) was observed in the south‐east (Le Vauclin). A subsequent 2002–03 survey revealed the presence of R. solanacearum [PIIB-4NPB] throughout the south and south‐east of Martinique, in the centre and in the north (leeward and windward sides of the volcano Montagne Pelée). In 2003, one‐third of the isolates recovered from solanaceous hosts, particularly tomato, were R. solanacearum [phylotype IIB-4NPB]. This strain was consistently recovered from wild species and weeds throughout Martinique, including: Xanthosoma sp., Impatiens balsamina, Impatiens hawkerii, Cleome viscosa, Peperomia pellucida, Heliconia caribea, Pandanus sp., Piper dilatatum, Portulaca oleracea and Solanum americanum. R. solanacearum [phylotype IIA] strains were also found on Solanum americanum, Laportea sp. and Urtica dioica and R. pseudosolanacearum [phylotyype I] strains were found on Commelina diffusa, Lilianthus sp., Poa sp. and Solanum torvum.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, few occurrences view...