Bacterial wilt of bellflower caused by Ralstonia solanacearum in Japan

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A sudden wilt of bellflower (Campanula lactiflora) was observed in Japan in 1997. A bacterium that formed white fluidal and mucoid colonies resembling those of Ralstonia solanacearum was isolated from the infected plants. The bacterium was bacteriologically identified as biovar 3 of R. solanacearum. This is the first report of R. solanacearum affecting a plant species of the Campanulaceae family.

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Correspondence to Yuichi Takikawa.

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Kusumoto, S., Takikawa, Y. Bacterial wilt of bellflower caused by Ralstonia solanacearum in Japan. J Gen Plant Pathol 71, 158–159 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10327-004-0180-1

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  • Bacterial wilt
  • Ralstonia solanacearum
  • Campanula lactiflora