Xanthomonas vesicatoria Specific Virus and Its Potential to Prevent Tomato Bacterial Spot Disease

  • Tinatin Sadunishvili
  • Edisher Kvesitadze
  • Giorgi Kvesitadze
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


The effect of prolonged and over usage of chemicals in crops production has resulted in human health hazards and pollution of environment and ground water. Identification of new sources for biological control of plant diseases is important for sustainable agriculture, ensuring food security, improving human health and rehabilitating the environment. The use of bacterial viruses or bacteriophages for bacterial diseases control is a fast expanding area of plant protection. Study of phages diversity, specificity, stability and efficacy are important for their application as biological means against the pathogens. The paper summarizes data on properties of bacteriophages specific to Xanthomonas vesicatoria strains spread in Georgia and efficacy to prevent tomato bacterial spot in laboratory conditions under artificial infection.


Tomato bacterial disease Xanthomonas vesicatoria Xanthomonas vesicatoria specific phages Phage lytic cycle, efficacy 



This work was supported by ISTC G-1129 and GNSF-STCU 5001 grants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tinatin Sadunishvili
    • 1
  • Edisher Kvesitadze
    • 2
  • Giorgi Kvesitadze
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and BiotechnologyAgricultural University of GeorgiaTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Georgian Technical UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  3. 3.Georgian National Academy of SciencesTbilisiGeorgia

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