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Abstract

Two new species of bacteria causing blackleg in Switzerland and southern Germany.

Abstract

This paper focuses on the discovery of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. brasiliensis and P. wasabiae, 2 new species of bacteria causing blackleg of potatoes in Switzerland and southern Germany, based on molecular analyses. The symptoms of this bacterial infection in the field are also presented.