The Botanical Review

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 308–356 | Cite as

The host range of the genusXanthomonas

  • Frederik Leyns
  • Marcel De Cleene
  • Jean-Guy Swings
  • Jozef De Ley


Compilation of information from the literature and from our own results has revealed thatXanthomonas infections occur on at least 124 monocotyledonous and 268 dicotyledonous plant species. There are no reports about infections on gymnosperms or lower plants. No correlation has been found between the occurrence of the disease and systematic classification of the host plants. The host specificity ofXanthomonas species or pathovars is generally limited to one genus or some closely related plant genera.


Host Range Botanical Review Bacterial Blight Bacterial Wilt Bacterial Leaf Blight 
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L’information venant de la literature aussi bien que nos propres résultats indiquent qu’au moins 124 espèces monocotylédones et au moins 268 espèces dicoltylédones ont été infectées parXanthomonas. Il n’existe pas de données sur les gymnospermes et les plantes inférieures. Nous n’avons pas pu trouver un rapport entre la susceptibilité des plantes auXanthomonas et les relations taxonomiques des plantes-hôtes. La pathogénicité des différentes espèces ou pathovars deXanthomonas semble être limitée d’un seul genre ou à quelques genres des plantes, taxonomiquement très proches l’un de l’autre.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederik Leyns
    • 1
  • Marcel De Cleene
    • 2
  • Jean-Guy Swings
    • 1
  • Jozef De Ley
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Microbiologie en microbiële GeneticaGentBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratorium voor PlantenfysiologieGentBelgium

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