Unnamed Bacterial Disease
Pantoea agglomerans (Ewing & Fife)
Symptoms: Straw-colored lesions with a chlorotic edge,
often extending the length of the leaf. Water-soaking occurs at
leaf tips and margins in seedlings.
Pathogen and disease characteristics: Bacteria are gram
negative, nonfluorescent, fermentative, and rod shaped. They form
yellow colonies on nutrient agar.
Host range: Pearl millet.
Geographic distribution: Zimbabwe, possibly India.
Nomenclature discrepancies: The disease may be the same
as bacterial leaf streak or bacterial leaf blotch, reported as
being caused by Xanthomonas pennisiti (Rajagopalan
and Rangaswami 1958), Xanthomonas annamalaiensis (Rangaswami et al. 1961a), or Xanthomonas
rubrisorghi (Rangaswami et al. 1961b).
See bacterial leaf streak/bacterial leaf blotch in "Questionable
or poorly described diseases of pearl millet reported in the literature."
Synonym: Erwinia herbicola.
Seed transmission: Not known to be transmitted by seed.
Primary citation: Frederickson
et al. 1997.
Department of Agriculture
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Original posting: June 5, 1999.