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Etiology of Bacterial Soft Rot of Orchids

Abdullah, Hiryati and Kadzimin, Saleh (1993) Etiology of Bacterial Soft Rot of Orchids. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 16 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0126-6128

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Symptoms of bacterial soft rot were observed on the Phalaenopsis sp. and Dendrobium sp. orchids. The disease caused death in many plants, especially those of the Phalaenopsis sp. at the seedling stage and ofyoung plants. Bacteria were consistently isolated on diseased plants. Tests proved the pathogenicity of the isolates on orchids. Steps were camed out to complete Koch's postulate. Based on the cultural, physiological and biochemical properties the pathogen was identified as Erwinia chrysanthemi Burk., McFadden and Dimock 1953.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Bacterial soft rot, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Enuinia chrysanthami
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3106
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 09:50
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