Ralstonia Wild Hosts

Ralstonia Wild Hosts

Symptoms of Ralstonia Solanacearum on Wild Solanaceous Hosts

 

s. dulcamara

A common weed in many parts of the US is climbing nightshade, Solanum dulcamara. It is a symptomless host of Ralstonia solanacearum that typically grows along water courses.
Image: Joel Floyd, USDA, APHIS, PPQ

 

s. dulcamara
In Europe, Solanum dulcamara is known as bittersweet, and is the main pathway for Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 infection from contaminated water courses into potato fields.
Image: The Central Science Laboratory, York, United Kingdom.

 

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