Isolation and molecular determination of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, isolated from apple trees in the Republic of Macedonia

Mitrev, Sasa and Arsov, Emilija (2016) Isolation and molecular determination of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, isolated from apple trees in the Republic of Macedonia. Journal of Plant Pathology, 98 (3). pp. 571-574.

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Abstract

Fire blight is a bacterial disease caused by Erwinia amylovora. It is one of the most destructive diseases of pome fruit trees, particularly affecting apple and pear trees. In the present study, 15 bacterial isolates were isolated from apple orchards displaying fire blight disease symptoms in the summer of 2015. They were identified as E. amylovora based on morphological, pathological and biochemical (BIOLOG) analyses, including PCR assays. The molecular characterisation of these isolates using PCR were performed with specific primers for conventional (single) PCR, as well as from PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA gene using universal primers. The PCR products were positive and were the expected length of 1.1 kb. There is little information about the presence of E. amylovora on apple trees in Macedonia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of fire blight in apples caused by E. amylovora in the Republic of Macedonia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Emilija Arsov
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 11:26
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/16638

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