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Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum
(bacterial root rot of sweet potato)

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Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato)

Summary

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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bacterial root rot of sweet potato
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •     Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •       Order: Enterobacteriales
  •         Family: Enterobacteriaceae

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Jones, 1901) Hauben et al. 1999

Preferred Common Name

  • bacterial root rot of sweet potato

Other Scientific Names

  • Aplanobacter cepivorus (Delacroix) Elliot, 1930
  • Bacillus alliariae Omori, 1896
  • Bacillus apii (Brizi) Migula, 1900
  • Bacillus apiovorus Walmald, 1914
  • Bacillus aroideae Townsend, 1904
  • Bacillus betivorus Takimoto, 1931
  • Bacillus carotovorus Jones, 1901
  • Bacillus carotovorus var. konjac
  • Bacillus cepivorus Delacroix, 1906
  • Bacillus croci Mizusawa, 1923
  • Bacillus dahliae Hori & Bokura in Hori 1911
  • Bacillus hyacinthi Migula, 1900
  • Bacillus hyacinthi septicus Heinz, 1889
  • Bacillus melonis Giddings, 1910
  • Bacillus oleraceae Harrison, 1904
  • Bacillus omnivorus van Hall, 1902
  • Bacillus papaveris Ayyar, 1927
  • Bacillus solanisaprus Harrison, 1907
  • Bacterium alliariae (Omori) Krasil'nikov, 1949
  • Bacterium apii Brizi, 1897
  • Bacterium apiovorum (Wormald) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium aroideae (Townsend) Stapp, 1928
  • Bacterium betivorum (Takimoto) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium carotovorum (Jones) Lehmann & Neumann, 1927
  • Bacterium carotovorum var. aroideae (Townsend) Heellmers & Dowson, 1953
  • Bacterium cepae Passalacqua, 1930
  • Bacterium cepivorum (Delacroix) Stapp, 1928
  • Bacterium croci (Mizusawa) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium dahliae (Hori & Bokura) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium destructans (Potter) Nakata, Nakajima & Takimoto, 192
  • Bacterium hyacinthi septicum (Heinz) Chester, 1897
  • Bacterium melonis (Giddings) Lehmann & Neumann, 1927
  • Bacterium nadsonii (Lobik) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium oleraceae (Harrison) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium omnivorum (van Hall) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium papaveris (Ayyar) Burgvits, 1935
  • Bacterium solanisaprum (Harrison) Lehmann & Neumann, 1927
  • Chromobacterium cytolyticum (Chester) Krasil'nikov, 1949
  • Chromobacterium papaveris (Ayyar) Krasil'notthoff, 1914
  • Erwinia alliariae (Omori) Magrou, 1937
  • Erwinia aroideae (Townsend) Bergey et al., 1923
  • Erwinia betivora (Takimoto) Magrou, 1937
  • Erwinia carotovora f.sp. carotovora
  • Erwinia carotovora pv. carotovora (Jones, 1901) Bergey et al., 1923
  • Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora (Jones, 1901) Bergey et al. 1923
  • Erwinia carotovora var. aroideae Volcani, 1959
  • Erwinia carotovora var. carotovora
  • Erwinia carotovora var. konjac Nakata, 1934
  • Erwinia cepivora (Delacroix) Oishi, 1953
  • Erwinia croci (Mizusawa) Magrou, 1937
  • Erwinia cytolytica Chester, 1938
  • Erwinia dahliae
  • Erwinia destructans (Potter) Oishi, 1953
  • Erwinia hyacinthi septica (Heinz) Magrou, 1937
  • Erwinia melonis (Giddings) Bergey et al., 1923
  • Erwinia oleraceae (Harrison) Bergey et al., 1923
  • Erwinia papaveris (Ayyar) Magrou, 1937
  • Erwinia solanisapra (Harrison) Bergey et al., 1923
  • Pectobacterium aroideae (Townsend) Waldee, 1945
  • Pectobacterium betivorum (Takimoto) Patel & Kulkarni, 1951
  • Pectobacterium carotovorum (Jones, 1901) Waldee, 1945
  • Pectobacterium carotovorum f.sp. aroideae
  • Pectobacterium carotovorum var. aroideae (Townsend) Dowson, 1957
  • Pectobacterium cytolyticum (Chester) Patel & Kulkarni, 1951
  • Pectobacterium delphinii Waldee, 1945
  • Pectobacterium melonis (Giddings) Waldee, 1945
  • Phytobacterium destructans (Potter) Magrou & Prévot, 1948
  • Phytomonas cepivora (Delacroix) Magrou, 1937
  • Phytomonas destructans (Potter) Bergey et al., 1930
  • Proteus nadsonii Lobik, 1915
  • Pseudomonas destructans Potter, 1899

International Common Names

  • English: bacterial soft rot; bacterial stalk rot of stored cabbage; bacterial stem rot of cassava; bacterial stem rot/soft rot disease of muskmelon; bacterial top rot of potato; bacterial vascular necrosis and rot of sugarbeet; black and soft rot of cauliflower; brown bacteriosis of winter wheat; clubroot disease of cabbage; core rot in banana; core rot of carrot; crown and root rot of sainfoin; crown rot of primula; foot and root rot of babaco; head rot of lettuce; leaf spot disease of beetroot; leaf spot disease of Dioscorea sp.,; leaf spot disease of Dracaena sanderiana; leaf spot disease of ginger; leaf spot disease of yam; pith necrosis of tomato; rhizome rot and tip over of banana; root rot of Strelitzia reginae; slimy soft rot on lettuce; soft rot and vascular necrosis of sweet potato; soft rot of potato; stalk rot of Brassica juncea; stem rot of opium poppy; stem rot of sorghum; stem rot of sudan grass; tobacco hollow stalk; watery rot of the pseudostem of plantain
  • Spanish: podredumbre blanda bacteriana; pudrición blanda
  • French: pourriture bactérienne; pourriture des tiges; pourriture lenticellaire; pourriture molle
  • Portuguese: canela-preta; podridão-mole

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Nassfäule, Bakterien-: Gemüse; Nassfäule: Kartoffel

EPPO code

  • ERWICA (Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •         Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •             Order: Enterobacteriales
  •                 Family: Enterobacteriaceae
  •                     Genus: Pectobacterium
  •                         Species: Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Agha & Anki, 1991
Central African RepublicPresentMaraite and Meyer (1979); Daniel et al. (1981)
Congo, Republic of thePresentMaraite and Meyer (1979); Daniel et al. (1981)
EgyptPresentSaleh et al. (1984); Barakat et al. (1985); Saleh (1991); CABI (Undated)
EthiopiaPresentKorobko (1997)
LibyaPresentZayed and Maayouf (1989); CABI (Undated)
MalawiPresentPeregrine and Lyon (1975); Tanton and Abington (1979)
MauritiusPresentAutrey and Dookun (1989)
MoroccoPresentAchbani et al. (1993)
South AfricaPresentSerfontein et al. (1991)
SudanPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Abdel and Adam (1987)
ZimbabwePresentHussain (1983)

Asia

BangladeshPresentHossain (1994)
ChinaPresentWang et al. (1985); Tang and You (1996); Tian et al. (2015)
-FujianPresentWang Jing et al. (2017)
-GansuPresentLv HePing et al. (2013)
-GuangdongPresentZhang et al. (2012)
-HebeiPresentGao et al. (2016)
-HunanPresentGao et al. (2011)
-JilinPresentGao et al. (2014a); Gao et al. (2014)
-LiaoningPresentHuang et al. (2017)
-ShanxiPresentHu XiuFang et al. (2008)
-YunnanPresentXia and Mo (2007)
-ZhejiangPresentHu XiuFang et al. (2008)
IndiaPresentShekhawat et al. (1976); Sobti (1983); Solanki et al. (1984); Karwasra and Parashar (1988)
-HaryanaPresentCABI (Undated);
-KarnatakaPresentShashirekha et al. (1987); Ramesh Chand and Ram Kishun (1989)
-MaharashtraPresentPapdiwal and Deshpande (1978)
-RajasthanPresentBhowmik and Trivedi (1980)
-Tamil NaduPresentAlice and Sivaprakasam (1996)
-Uttar PradeshPresentSattar et al. (1988)
IndonesiaPresentSulikanti Agusni and Rumawas (1978)
IranPresentRahimian and Talebi (1995)
IraqPresentTamimi and Hadwan (1978); CABI (Undated);
IsraelPresentBarkai-Golan and Fuchs (1980); CABI (Undated)
JapanPresentNasuda et al. (1975); Ohata et al. (1979); Watanabe (1982); Katahira (1984); Kobayashi et al. (1990)
-HokkaidoPresentTanii and Akai (1975); Tanaka and Tsuboki (1982); Itagaki et al. (1983); Tanii (1984); Horita (1994)
-HonshuPresentTogashi (1988); Togashi and Namai (1991)
-KyushuPresentFuruya et al. (1992)
JordanPresentKhlaif (1993)
MalaysiaPresentNazerian et al. (2011a); Nazerian et al. (2011); Eisa Nazerian et al. (2013); Golkhandan et al. (2013)
PhilippinesPresentArellano and Evangelista (1993)
Saudi ArabiaPresentTawfik et al. (1981)
SingaporePresent, WidespreadAVA (2001)
South KoreaPresentChoi et al. (1988); Choi and Han (1989); Choi et al. (1990); Lim KeunLim (1995); Yi YoungKeun and Kim RyungHee (1996); Park et al. (1997)
SyriaPresentAl-Ghazzawi et al. (2012)
TaiwanPresentLiao et al. (1979); Chuang et al. (1989); Su and Leu (1992); Tsay and Tung (1993)
ThailandPresentSomchai et al. (1987)
TurkeyPresentUstun and Arslan (2016); Ulukuș İ. and Karaca (1985); Benglioglu et al. (1991)Aydin province (S¸ahnali) in the Aegean Region

Europe

BulgariaPresent, WidespreadKoleva (1981)
CzechiaPresentKrejzar et al. (2008)
DenmarkPresent, WidespreadDCA - Nationalt Center for Fødevarer og Jordbrug, Denmark (2019)
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresentArsenijević (1990); Mitrovic (1997)
FinlandPresentHarju and Kankila (1993)
FrancePresent, Few occurrencesBedin (1988)
GermanyPresentUllrich et al. (1974); Naumann et al. (1978); Zielke and Teran (1978); Pustal et al. (1979); Keller and Knosel (1980)
GreecePresentMalathrakis and Goumas (1987)
HungaryPresentSzarka and Lukács (1985)
ItalyPresentMazzucchi and Dalli (1974); Garibaldi and Tamietti (1977); Tamietti and Matta (1981); Scortichini and Rossi (1990)
LithuaniaPresentPuipene (1972); Snieškienė (1995)
MontenegroPresentIvanović et al. (2009)
NetherlandsPresentVincelli and Cappellini (1984); Steekelenburg et al. (1987)
PolandPresentSkowronski (1976); Weber (1991); Lewosz (1994)
RomaniaPresentZurini (1975); Plamadeala et al. (1978)
RussiaPresentShuvalova and Bushkova (1980); Sidorovich (1984); Gvozdyak et al. (1985); Ogorodnik et al. (1996)
-Central RussiaPresentKnyazeva (1980)
-Southern RussiaPresent, WidespreadShneider and Ilyukhina (1975); Nikitina and Bychkov (1977); Malinina and Nikitina (1981); CABI (Undated)
-Western SiberiaPresent, WidespreadNikitina and Vakhrusheva (1975); Bushkova et al. (1981)
San MarinoPresentTolkacheva (1979)
SerbiaPresentIvanović et al. (2009); Gašic et al. (2013)
SloveniaPresentArsenijević et al. (1994)
SpainPresentIzquierdo Tamayo et al. (1979); Alarcon et al. (1995)
SwedenPresentPersson (1988); Bǻng (1989); Paula (1990)
SwitzerlandPresentJaggi and Winiger (1979); Cazelles (1990)
UkrainePresentKabashna (1977); Koroleva et al. (1984); Shaban et al. (1991); Polozhenets (1992)
United KingdomPresentGraham et al. (1976); Ebbels (1983); CABI (Undated);

North America

CanadaPresentBoer et al. (2012)
-AlbertaPresentHwang et al. (1989)
-British ColumbiaPresentDe Boer (1983)
-OntarioPresentDhanvantari and Dirks (1987)
-Prince Edward IslandPresentNielsen (1978)
-QuebecPresentParent et al. (1996)
Costa RicaPresentOscar Chavez (1983); Araya et al. (1988)
CubaPresentRivera (1978); Cruz et al. (1991); CABI (Undated)
HondurasPresentOscar Chavez (1983)
MartiniquePresentSteva and Prior (1988)
MexicoPresentLópez Camacho and Fucikovsky Z. (1985); Fucikovsky and Villarreal (1991); Ireta (1998)
PanamaPresentOscar Chavez (1983)
Puerto RicoPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Cortes (1990)
Saint Kitts and NevisPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-ArizonaPresentStanghellini and Meneley (1975)
-CaliforniaPresentThomson et al. (1977); Vincelli and Cappellini (1984)
-ColoradoPresentMolina and Harrison (1977); Kloepper et al. (1979); Franc and Harrison (1987); CABI (Undated);
-FloridaPresentChase and Brunk (1984); Smith and Bartz (1990); Schuerger and Batzer (1993); Miller (1994); Saleh and Huang (1997)
-GeorgiaPresentMcCarter et al. (1988)
-HawaiiPresentCho (1983)
-IdahoPresentBarrett et al. (1996)
-LouisianaPresentClark et al. (1998)
-MainePresentNielsen (1978)
-MinnesotaPresentNielsen (1978)
-New JerseyPresentVincelli and Cappellini (1984)
-North CarolinaPresentCarroll et al. (1992)
-North DakotaPresentNielsen (1978)
-OhioPresentCoplin (1980)
-OregonPresentPowelson (1980); Johnson et al. (1989); Gross et al. (1991); CABI (Undated)
-TennesseePresentCoffey and Disney (1992)
-TexasPresentTowner and Beraha (1976); Lipe and Thomas (1979)
-WashingtonPresentRuppel et al. (1975); Johnson et al. (1989)
-WisconsinPresentNielsen (1978); Boer et al. (1979)

Oceania

American SamoaPresentBrooks (2002)
AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-New South WalesPresentCother (1980)
-Northern TerritoryPresentDuff (1993)
-QueenslandPresentPegg et al. (1974)
-TasmaniaPresentSampson (1977)
-VictoriaPresentWimalajeewa (1976); Chandrashekar and Diriwaechter (1984)
-Western AustraliaPresentPeltzer and Sivasithamparam (1985); Peltzer and Sivasithamparam (1988)
New ZealandPresentCrowhurst and Wright (1988); Wright et al. (1993)
Papua New GuineaPresentTomlinson (1988)

South America

ArgentinaPresentFresa and Resnik (1971); Mitidieri (1994); Alippi et al. (1997)
BoliviaPresentOtazu et al. (1985); Harrison et al. (1987)
BrazilPresentSouza and Reis (1994); Takatsu (1994); Rodrigues Neto and Malavolta Júnior (1995); Romeiro (1995)
-Minas GeraisPresentMacagnan et al. (2008); Tebaldi and Mota (2014)
-PernambucoPresentSilva et al. (2007)
-Rio Grande do SulPresentEl-Tassa and Duarte (2004)
-RoraimaPresentHalfeld-Vieira and Nechet (2008)
-Sao PauloPresentAlmeida et al. (1994); CABI (Undated)
ChilePresentSandoval (1987); Ciampi et al. (1988); Acuña B. and Riffo F. (1993)
ColombiaPresentLozano and Bellotti (1978)
PeruPresentElphinstone and Lindo (1990); Gutarra et al. (1995); Chavez et al. (1997)
VenezuelaPresentOrdosgoitty F. et al. (1974); Anon (1977); Montero (1988); Guevara et al. (1992)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / lesions
Growing point / rot
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / leaves rolled or folded
Leaves / rot
Leaves / wilting
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Roots / soft rot of cortex
Stems / dead heart
Stems / internal discoloration
Stems / ooze
Stems / rot
Vegetative organs / internal rotting or discoloration
Vegetative organs / soft rot
Vegetative organs / surface lesions or discoloration
Whole plant / damping off
Whole plant / dead heart
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback
Whole plant / unusual odour

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Leaves Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Roots Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx
Fruits (inc. pods)
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

References

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