Pseudomonas Blight of Raspberry in Serbia

  • A. Obradović
  • V. Gavrilović
  • M. Ivanović
  • K. Gašić

Collapse of shoot tips and upper leaves, followed by wilting and dieback of entire shoots were observed on raspberry plants (cv. Willamette) grown in Serbia. Characteristic symptoms associated with oozing out from the diseased tissue indicated bacteria as a possible causal agent of the disease. Isolations resulted in bacterial isolates belonging to fluorescent pseudomonads. Results of LOPAT tests and studying of other biochemical and physiological characteristics identified the raspberry isolates as Pseudomonas syringae. Identification of the isolates by fatty acid analysis (MIDI Inc., Sherlock Version 4.5.) indicated that three of the isolates are closely related to the pathovar syringae (similarity index: 0.842–0.923), while the other six isolates clustered in a separate group with the pathovar tomato as a first choice but with rather low similarity index (0.515–0.778).

Keywords

Bacterial disease Pseudomonas syringae raspberry dieback blight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Obradović
    • 1
  • V. Gavrilović
    • 2
  • M. Ivanović
    • 1
  • K. Gašić
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyFaculty of AgricultureSerbia
  2. 2.Institute for Plant Protection and EnvironmentSerbia

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