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Pseudomonas syringae
(bacterial blast)



Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial blast)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bacterial blast
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •     Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •       Order: Pseudomonadales
  •         Family: Pseudomonadaceae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pseudomonas syringae van Hall 1902

Preferred Common Name

  • bacterial blast

Other Scientific Names

  • Pseudomonas syringae pv. panici

International Common Names

  • English: bacterial canker

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Proteobacteria
  •         Class: Gammaproteobacteria
  •             Order: Pseudomonadales
  •                 Family: Pseudomonadaceae
  •                     Genus: Pseudomonas
  •                         Species: Pseudomonas syringae

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


BurundiPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
KenyaPresentCABI (Undated a)
South AfricaPresentCABI (Undated a)


ChinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IndiaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-Himachal PradeshPresentCABI (Undated a)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IranPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IsraelPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
JapanPresentCABI (Undated a)
-HokkaidoPresentCABI (Undated a)
-HonshuPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-ShikokuPresentCABI (Undated a)
NepalPresentIPPC (2005)
PakistanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
South KoreaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
TurkeyPresentCABI (Undated a)


AustriaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
BelgiumPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
BulgariaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992)
CzechoslovakiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPresentCABI (Undated a)
FrancePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
GermanyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
HungaryPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IcelandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-SicilyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PolandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PortugalPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentCABI (Undated a)
SpainPresentCABI (Undated a)
SwedenPresentCABI (Undated a)
UkrainePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United KingdomPresentCABI (Undated a)

North America

BarbadosPresentSchotman (1989)
CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)Present based on regional distribution.
-AlbertaPresentCABI (Undated a)
MexicoPresentCABI (Undated a)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated a)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI (Undated a)
-GeorgiaPresentGitaitis et al. (2012)
-MinnesotaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MontanaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-OregonPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-West VirginiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-WisconsinPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated)Present based on regional distribution.
-TasmaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-VictoriaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
New ZealandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

South America

BrazilPresentCABI (Undated a)
ChilePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
VenezuelaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Inflorescence / blight; necrosis
Seeds / lesions on seeds
Stems / canker on woody stem
Stems / dieback

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Lactobacillus plantarum Pathogen
Pseudomonas syringae lachrymans Pathogen

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