Etiology of bacterial leaf streak of wild rice.

R L Bowden, JA Percich

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Bacterial leaf streak of wild rice (Zizania aquatica ) is characterized by narrow, translucent, water-soaked lesions that eventually become brown or black and dry. Isolations from diseased plants collected in northern Minnesota from 1976 to 1980 yielded 167 cultures of Pseudomonas syringae and 21 cultures of Xanthomonas campestris . Strains from both species were pathogenic to wild rice. Three X. campestris strains were similar to pv. cerealis and one to pv. translucens . Strains of P. syringae were biochemically similar to pv. striafaciens , but were pathogenic only to wild rice. The name P. syringae pv. zizaniae pv.nov. is proposed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-645
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983


  • Zizania aquatica
  • etiology
  • Infection
  • Systematics and Taxonomy
  • A 01026:Gramineous crops
  • Microbiology Abstracts A: Industrial & Applied Microbiology
  • J 02880:Plant diseases
  • Microbiology Abstracts B: Bacteriology
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • bacteria
  • leaf blight
  • pv.cerealis
  • pv.translucens
  • pv.zizaniae
  • Xanthomonas campestris


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