Miscanthus spp. are large perennial wetland grasses that are receiving considerable attention as bioenergy crops. In late summer 2011, leaf spot symptoms were observed in a field of Miscanthus sinensis in Jeongseon, Gangwon province, Korea. Bacterial strains that belonged to the γ-Proteobacteria genus Pseudomonas were isolated from the affected leaves. By phylogenetic analysis and phenotypic characterization, the representative strain MDM-03 was identified as Pseudomonas lurida. Healthy M. sinensis leaves inoculated with MDM-03 developed leaf spots similar to those observed in field. Bacteria re-isolated from the leaf lesions were identical to the original strain MDM-03 based on their cultural characteristics and 16S rDNA sequencing. This is the first report of bacterial leaf spot in Miscanthus sinensis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Phytopathology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Mar|
- Bacterial pathogens
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science