Erwinia carotovora – NBRC 103133

Erwinia carotovora – NBRC 103133
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Erwinia carotovora

Erwinia carotovora

Erwinia carotovora is a rod shaped bacterium that was named after the crop of carrots from which it was first isolated. The bacterium infects a variety of vegetables and plants including carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and ornamental plants like iris. These widespread microbes can be found in soil, guts of insects, water and suspended aerosols in air.

A major problem in agriculture, the microbes ceaselessly invade crops of potatoes and other vegetables in the fields or in storage that cause plant tissues to become soft and watery which eventually turn slimy and foul-smelling. Whereas Erwinia carotovora subsp. atrosepticum’s pathogencity is restricted to potatoes in temperate temperatures, Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora infects a much broader host of plants, including potatoes, in warmer climates.

NBRC No. NBRC 103133
Scientific Name of this Strain Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum(Jones 1901) Hauben et al. 1999 emend. Gardan et al. 2003
Synonymous Name
Synonym: Erwinia carotovora
Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora
Pectobacterium carotovorum
Type Strain
Accepted Date 2007/04/17
Isolated Year 2005
Deposited Year 2007
History Osaka Pref. Univ. (M. Tojo, Ec I)
Other Culture Collection No. MAFF 211703
Other No. YPPS 935=Ec I
Rehydration Fluid 702
Medium 802
Cultivation Temp. 25 C
Oxygen Relationship
Source of Isolation Leaf of Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis
Locality of Source Ushiku, Ibaraki
Country of Origin Japan
Biosafety Level
Mating Type
Genetic Marker
Plant Quarantine No.
Animal Quarantine No.
Herbarium No.
Sequences 16S rDNA
Shipping as Glass ampoule (L-dried)