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AuthorBirch, R
AuthorCroft, BJ
AuthorTaylor, PWJ
AuthorPetrasovits, LA
Date Accessioned2012-11-13
Date Available2012-11-13
AbstractClavibacter xyli subsp. xyli (Cxx) is a gram +, fastidious, slow growing bacterium that causes ratoon stunting disease (RSD) of sugarcane. Because of its fastidious nature, slow growth, and poor symptom expression, it has traditionally been put into the 'too hard basket' by molecular plant pathologists. Systems for transformationa nd transposon-based mutagenesis of Cxx have been successfully established. In addition, a very sensitive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based detection system was developed for Cxx so that as few as 100 cells per reaction can be detected in the xylem extracts from Cxx infected plants.
Part of SeriesBSES Internal Report; 1997 No 875 Report SD97014
SubjectRatoon stunting disease
TitleRatoon stunting disease (RSD) host-pathogen relationships in sugarcane : SRDC final report BS99S

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  • Pest, disease and weed management [179]
    Research outcomes: A comprehensive RD&E program that addresses existing and emerging pests, diseases and weeds, allowing sugarcane growers to manage their crops efficiently with minimal environmental impacts. An enhanced industry capacity to deal with incursions of exotic pests, diseases and weeds.

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