The application of polymerase chain reaction for characterising strains of <i>Pseudomonas syringae</i> isolated from New Zealand rivers


  • J.L. Vanneste
  • D.A. Cornish
  • J. Yu
  • C.E. Morris



Pseudomonas syringae is a complex group of bacteria which comprises nine different genomospecies and over 50 pathovars Strains of P syringae have been isolated from some rivers and lakes in New Zealand To determine whether these waterways act as reservoirs of plant pathogenic bacteria 15 strains of P syringae isolated from the Waikato River and Whakapapanui stream have been further characterised using several polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocols Five of those 15 strains belong to genomospecies 1 which comprises P syringae pv syringae but none belongs to genomospecies 2 The protocol for detection of P syringae pv papulans was modified and is now specific for this pathovar The identity of a strain isolated from the Waikato River as being P syringae pv atrofaciens has yet to be confirmed None of the 15 strains studied belongs to the pathovars papulans actinidiae tagetis helianthii or theae




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Vanneste, J.L., D.A. Cornish, J. Yu, and C.E. Morris. “The Application of Polymerase Chain Reaction for Characterising Strains of &lt;i&gt;Pseudomonas syringae&lt;/i&gt; Isolated from New Zealand Rivers”. New Zealand Plant Protection 62 (August 1, 2009): 256–261. Accessed December 8, 2021.




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