A rapid technique for screening banana cultivars for resistance to Xanthomonas wilt



  • Authors : Tripathi, L.; Odipio, J.; Tripathi, J.N.; Tusiime, G.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2008

  • Journal title : European Journal of Plant Pathology

  • Volume (number) : 121 (1)


  • Pages : 9-19

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 0929-1873; 1573-8469

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The banana Xanthomonas wilt disease (BXW) has threatened the livelihood of millions of farmers in East Africa. Use of resistant varieties is the most cost-effective method of managing this bacterial disease. A reliable and rapid screening method is needed to select resistant banana varieties. An in vitro screening method was developed for early evaluation of Xanthomonas wilt resistance using small tissue culture-grown plantlets. Eight cultivars of banana were screened with sixteen isolates of Xanthomonas campestris pv. Musacearum using this method. There were significant differences (P0.0001) in susceptibility among the various banana cultivars tested, whereas no significant difference (P.

  • Keywords : DISEASE RESISTANCE; VARIETIES; SELECTION; PSEUDOMONAS FLUORESCENS; ANALYTICAL METHODS; XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS; BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS

  • Open access : No

  • Document on publisher's site : close View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN080210


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