First report of pathogenicity of Pantoea sp. in quince ree (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) in Iraq


1 Department of Animals Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Kerbala University, Iraq

2 Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Kerbala University, Iraq


The results of isolation from infected quince trees showed pure individual colonies of bacteria, Pantoea sp. by microscopic and morphological characteristics for growing colonies. Biochemical tests of the diagnosis was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This is the first record of Pantoea sp. on quince tree, Cydonia oblonga Mill. in Karbala Province, Iraq.


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