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Abstract

Erwinia rhapontici (Millard) Burkholder associated with pink grain of wheat.

Abstract

Bacteria isolated from pink coloured grains of English wheat were identified as E. rhapontici. They were identical with isolates reported earlier [RAM 47, 2683] from wheat with a similar disease in France. Pink grain was reproduced with English and French isolates, and with authentic cultures of E. rhapontici, when developing grain of wheat plants was inoculated, but only after wounding.