Crown gall of tobacco caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens biovar 1 in tobacco fields

Naruto Furuya, Fumika Shimokusuzono, Yutaka Nakamura, Kishiko Nishimura, Minoru Takeshita, Nobuaki Matsuyama, Kayo Manabe, Youichi Takanami

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Abstract

Crown gall disease of tobacco was found in Iwate Prefecture, Japan in 1995. Ten bacterial isolates, obtained from the galls of tobacco, were identified as Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend 1907) Conn 1942 biovar 1 based on their ability to induce galls on the 14 tested plants, including tobacco after needle-prick inoculation, and on 12 cultural, physiological, and biological characteristics. The growth of the causal organism was not inhibited in vitro by agrocin of A. radiobacter strain K84. This report is the first on the natural occurrence of crown gall caused by A. tumefaciens on tobacco plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of General Plant Pathology
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2004

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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Furuya, N., Shimokusuzono, F., Nakamura, Y., Nishimura, K., Takeshita, M., Matsuyama, N., ... Takanami, Y. (2004). Crown gall of tobacco caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens biovar 1 in tobacco fields. Journal of General Plant Pathology, 70(1), 39-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10327-003-0088-1