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Abstract

First report of soybean (Glycine max) disease caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cuba.

Abstract

In March 2015, during a routine survey in a soyabean growing area in Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba, disease symptoms were observed in some leaves. These included water-soaked necrotic spots surrounded by chlorotic halos, especially on the margins of the leaves. The causal pathogen was identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa based on physiological, morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of P. aeruginosa causing leaf infection in soyabean.