publication . Article . 2013

Systemicity of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum and time to disease expression after inflorescence infection in East African highland and Pisang Awak bananas in Uganda

W. Ocimati; F. Ssekiwoko; E. Karamura; W. Tinzaara; S. Eden-Green; G. Blomme;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013
Abstract
Banana xanthomonas wilt (XW) caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm) attacks all banana cultivars. Xcm in inflorescence-infected Pisang Awak plants with wilting male bud bracts is restricted to the upper parts of the true stem; therefore, cutting these plants at the pseudostem base has been recommended to prevent further Xcm spread. In order to fine-tune existing control strategies, this study examined the movement of Xcm into plants and mats, in relation to disease incubation period. Mature Pisang Awak and East African highland (AAA-EA) plants were inoculated with Xcm through abscission wounds of female bracts, male bud bracts, male flowers, a com...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Plant Science, Genetics, Horticulture
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