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Molecular characterisation of the causal agent of bacterial leaf streak of maize
All members of the genus Xanthomonas are considered to be plant pathogenic, with specific pathovars infecting several high value agricultural crops. One of these pathovars, X. campestris pv. zeae (as this is only a proposed ...
Phenotypic and biochemical characterisation of the causal agent of bacterial leaf streak of maize
Maize is the staple food for a majority of people in Southern Africa, but plant diseases are responsible for at least 10% of crop production losses. Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) of maize was first reported in South Africa ...
A molecular study of the causal agent of bacterial leaf streak disease
(North-West University, 2016)
Bacterial leaf streak disease (BLSD) of maize is caused by the pathogen currently classified as Xanthomonas campestris pv. zeae. The disease has only been reported in South Africa and is a potential threat to commercial ...