Transmission of Pseudomonas solanacearum through groundnut seeds.
Evidence is presented that P. solanacearum can infect groundnut seeds. The pathogen was isolated from many parts of the pod, including the stem, pod shell, seed coat and embryo. The isolates from groundnut seeds belonged to race 1 biovar 3 and were pathogenic to the groundnut cv. Kelinci and the tomato cv. Gondol Hijau. When seeds from wilted plants were sown, they produced wilting plants with a frequency of 5-8%. It may be concluded that the transportation of infected seeds facilitates the transmission of bacterial wilt.