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Infection of potato tubers with the common scab pathogen Streptomyces scabiei in a soil-less system

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by B Khatri, R Tegg, Philip BrownPhilip Brown, C Wilson
A novel soil-less method was developed to define susceptibility of developing potato tubers accurately to infection with Streptomyces scabiei the causal agent of common scab disease. Hydroponic production enabled precise identification of individual tuber development. Direct inoculation of tubers with a spore suspension of S. scabiei resulted in disease development, demonstrating that infection could be initiated in a soil-less media. Tubers were most susceptible to infection between 3 and 20 days after tuber initiation, confirming that this early period of tuber formation is critical to disease development.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

158

Issue

6

Start Page

453

End Page

455

Number of Pages

3

ISSN

1439-0434

Location

Berlin, Germany

Publisher

Blackwell Science

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

University of Tasmania;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of phytopathology.