Plant Pathology

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Edited By: Matt Dickinson

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 15/83 (Agronomy); 53/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-3059

Associated Title(s): Molecular Plant Pathology

Virtual Issue - Dickeya and Pectobacterium diseases, detection and control

This virtual issue of Plant Pathology contains reviews and articles on the soft rot bacteria Dickeya and Pectobacterium spp. These bacteria can infect numerous plant species, but the articles included in this series concentrate in particular on describing the emerging problems that they are causing on potato. The work includes reviews and original articles on their taxonomy, methods for detection and on control, and is of particular significance for potato pathologists, researchers and advisors. The articles and references included in these articles will also provide useful links to other published papers on these pathogens. We hope that bringing these papers together into a single virtual issue will help to highlight the significant recent research on these pathogens, and provide a valuable resource.

species: an emerging problem for potato production in Europe
I. K. Toth, J. M. van der Wolf, G. Saddler, E. Lojkowska, V. Hélias, M. Pirhonen, L. Tsror (Lahkim) and J. G. Elphinstone

Virulence of ‘Dickeya solani’ and Dickeya dianthicola biovar-1 and -7 strains on potato (Solanum tuberosum)
R. Czajkowski, W. J. de Boer, P. S. van der Zouwen, P. Kastelein, S. Jafra, E. G. de Haan, G. W. van den Bovenkamp and J. M. van der Wolf

Two new effective semiselective crystal violet pectate media for isolation of Pectobacterium and Dickeya
V. Hélias, P. Hamon, E. Huchet, J. V. D. Wolf and D. Andrivon

Detection of Dickeya spp. latent infection in potato seed tubers using PCR or ELISA and correlation with disease incidence in commercial field crops under hot-climate conditions
L. Tsror (Lahkim), O. Erlich, M. Hazanovsky, B. Ben Daniel, U. Zig and S. Lebiush

Detection of phytopathogens of the genus Dickeya using a PCR primer prediction pipeline for draft bacterial genome sequences
L. Pritchard, S. Humphris, G. S. Saddler, N. M. Parkinson, V. Bertrand, J. G. Elphinstone and I. K. Toth

The use of two complementary DNA assays, AFLP and MLSA, for epidemic and phylogenetic studies of pectolytic enterobacterial strains with focus on the heterogeneous species Pectobacterium carotovorum
S. Nabhan, K. Wydra, M. Linde and T. Debener

Control of blackleg and tuber soft rot of potato caused by Pectobacterium and Dickeya species: a review
R. Czajkowski, M. C. M. Pérombelon, J. A. van Veen and J. M. van der Wolf

Characterization of bacterial isolates from rotting potato tuber tissue showing antagonism to Dickeya sp. biovar 3 in vitro and in planta
R. Czajkowski, W. J. de Boer, J. A. van Veen and J. M. van der Wolf

Studies on the interaction between the biocontrol agent, Serratia plymuthica A30, and blackleg-causing Dickeya sp. (biovar 3) in potato (Solanum tuberosum)
R. Czajkowski, W. J. de Boer, J. A. van Veen and J. M. van der Wolf

Effect of a biofilm-degrading enzyme from an oral pathogen in transgenic tobacco on the pathogenicity of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum
C. Ragunath, M. Shanmugam, M. Bendaoud, J. B. Kaplan and N. Ramasubbu