International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 83-89
Erwinia carotovora associated with Potato: A Critical Appraisal with respect to Indian perspective.
Rajneesh Prajapat1 , Avinash Marwal1 , Prabhat Nath Jha2 *
1Department of Science, Faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mody Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed University), Lakshmangarh, Sikar - 332311, Rajasthan, India 2Department of Biological Science, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Deemed University) Pilani - 333031, Rajasthan, India
Erwinia carotovora, an important gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria (Family Enterobacteriaceae), causes soft rot diseases on wide variety of crop species, chiefly potato which is characterized by blackleg of potato plants and soft rot of its tubers during the storage condition, thus causing extreme yield losses worldwide. The aim of proposed review is to depicts the current status and analyze the molecular diversity of E. carotovora, recovered from potato and highlighting the various techniques or methods used for Erwinia diseases management.
Erwinia carotovora; Potato; disease management