EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum species complex(RALSSO)

Distribution details in Rwanda

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, widespread
* Sharma K, Kreuze J, Abdurahman A, Parker M, Nduwayezu A and Rukundo P (2021) Molecular diversity and pathogenicity of Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex associated with bacterial wilt of potato in Rwanda. Plant Disease 105(4), 770-779
------- In surveys across potato producing areas in 2018 and 2019 , R. solanacearum [phylotype II sequevar 1] was found distributed across all 4 provinces (East, West, North and South). R. pseudosolanacearum [phylotype III] (4 of 95 isolates from 3 of 4 provinces) was also reported for the first time in Rwanda ([PIII-29] and possibly [PIII-21] on potato).

* Uwamahoro F, Berlin A, Bucagu C, Bylund H, Yuen J (2020) Ralstonia solanacearum causing potato bacterial wilt: host range and cultivars’ susceptibility in Rwanda. Plant Pathology 69(3), 559– 568
------- phylotype II on potato.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Burundi Present, no details view...
Tanzania Present, no details view...
Uganda Present, no details view...