Photo 1. Bacterial soft rot, Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum, in head of cabbage. Infection in the outer leaves progressively moves via the stem to younger leaves.
Lettuce soft rot, bacterial soft rot
Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (previously, Erwinia carotovora pv. carotovora, Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, and also Erwinia aroideae). Other bacteria species may also be present in the soft rots.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Diseases of vegetable crops in Australia (2010). Editors, Denis Persley, Tony Cooke, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing. Photo 1 Sandra McDougal, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Yanco. Photo 2 Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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