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Rice bacterial leaf blight (418) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Rice bacterial leaf blight; also known as rice leaf blight.

Scientific Name

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Different strains exist in Japan and the Philippines and, importantly, differences exist between strains in Asia and Africa.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Rice leaf blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae). Plantwise Knowledge Bank. (; and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (2018) CABI Crop Protection Compendium. (; and from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Wikipedia. ( Photo 1 Chin Khoon, CABI. Photo 2-4 Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI. (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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