45th TWC, Tob. Work. Conf., 2012, abstr. 82
Functional avrA gene in Ralstonia solanacearum can elicit a cross protection reaction in mechanically transmitted bacterial wilt
Dept. of Entomology, Soils and Plant Sciences, Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Clemson University, Florence, SC 29506 USA
Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is an extremely damaging disease of flue-cured tobacco and can be spread mechanically on farm machinery. Tobacco roots contain naturally occurring resistance genes to the tomato strain of R....