Pectobacterium carotovorum

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Pectobacterium carotovorum (syn Erwinia carotovora[1]) is a rod shaped bacterium – originally isolated from carrot- is a plant pathogen and opportunistic human pathogen, causative agent of soft rot and blackleg potato (P.atrosepticum) diseases [2].

Pectobacteria[3] [4][change | change source]

  • P. carotovorum subsp. atrosepticum, blackleg agent
  • P. carotovorum subsp. betavasculorum,
  • P. carotovorum subsp. carotovorum, soft rot
  • P. carotovorum subsp. odoriferum,
  • P. carotovorum subsp. wasabiae,
  • P. cacticidum,
  • P. chrysanthemi, (new classification as Dyckeya chrysanthemi[5])
  • P. cypripedii.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Young, J. M., Saddler, G. S., Takikawa, Y., De Boer, S. H., Vauterin, L., Gardan, L., Gvozdyak, R. I. & Stead, D. 1996. Names of plant pathogenic bacteria 1864–1995. Rev. Plant Pathol. 75, 721–863

Source[change | change source]

  • Waldee E.L. 1945 Comparative studies of some peritrichous phytopathogenic bacteria. Iowa State Journal of Science, 19, 435-484.

References[change | change source]

  1. Young JM, C.T. Bull, S.H. De Boer, G. Firrao, L. Gardan, G.E. Saddler, D.E. Stead and Y. Takikawa Names of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Published Since 1995
  2. Young, J. M., Saddler, G. S., Takikawa, Y., De Boer, S. H., Vauterin, L., Gardan, L., Gvozdyak, R. I. & Stead, D. 1996. Names of plant pathogenic bacteria 1864–1995. Rev. Plant Pathol. 75, 721–863
  3. Gardan L, Gouy C, Christen R and R. Samson 2003. Elevation of three subspecies of Pectobacterium carotovorum to species level: Pectobacterium atrosepticum sp. nov., Pectobacterium betavasculorum sp. nov. and Pectobacterium wasabiae sp. nov Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53, 381-391
  4. Hauben, L., E. R. B. Moore, L. Vauterin, M. Steenackers, J. Mergaert, L. Verdonck, and J. Swings. 1998. Phylogenetic position of phytopathogens within the Enterobacteriaceae. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 21:384-397
  5. Samson R, Legendre JB, Christen R, Fischer-Le Saux M, Achouak W and L Gardan 2005. Transfer of Pectobacterium chrysanthemi (Burkholder et al. 1953) Brenner et al. 1973 and Brenneria paradisiaca to the genus Dickeya gen. nov. as Dickeya chrysanthemi comb. nov. and Dickeya paradisiaca comb. nov. and delineation of four novel species, Dickeya dadantii sp. nov., Dickeya dianthicola sp. nov., Dickeya dieffenbachiae sp. nov. and Dickeya zeae sp. nov.Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55, 1415-1427