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Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2 Causes Tropical Losses and Temperate Anxieties

P. G. Champoiseau, J. B. Jones, and C. Allen

March 2009


R. solanacearum Race 3 biovar 2, which causes potato brown rot and Southern wilt of geranium, is a high-consequence quarantine pathogen in Europe and North America and causes large crop losses in tropical highlands. This practical review emphasizes prevention, detection, diagnosis, and effective management of diseases caused by this destructive pathogen.


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