Ralstonia solanacearum

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Monera
Phylum:
Proteobacteria
Class:
Betaproteobacteria
Order:
Burkholderiales
Family:
Burkholderiaceae
Genus:
Ralstonia
Species:
R. solanacearum
Subspecies:
R. solanacearum (except Race 3 Biovar 2)
Scientific Name
Ralstonia solanacearum (except Race 3 Biovar 2)
(Smith 1896) Yabuuchi et al. 1996
Scientific Name Synonyms
Pseudomonas solanacearum
(Smith 1896) Smith 1914
Common Names and Diseases
Southern bacterial wilt, Moko disease of banana

Overview

This pathogen causes brown rot of potato, bacterial wilt or southern wilt of tomato, tobacco, eggplant, and some ornamentals, and Moko disease of banana. Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2 is listed as a select agent in the United States.