Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Laboratory guide for the identification of plant pathogenic bacteria.

Abstract

This laboratory guide presents distinctive characteristics of the predominant genera of plant pathogenic bacteria. Isolation techniques using differential and semiselective media, diagnostic and pathogenicity tests, and molecular, serological and commercial automated techniques that are used for identification of the different bacterial species are presented. There are 7 sections, which contain the following: initial identification of common bacterial genera, identification of gram-negative, gram-positive, fastidious phloem-limited bacteria and cell wall-free bacteria, appendix and index.