Seed transmission studies with Pseudomonas solanacearum in tomato and eggplant.
Seeds from wilted plants of both tomato and aubergine yielded virulent isolates of the pathogen. In 7 of 9 cultivars seed infection also resulted in wilt of adult plants. In 6 of the cultivars, seed from healthy plants obtained from a wilt infested field showed no evidence of the pathogen. No relationship was found between percentage seed infection and ultimate plant mortality.