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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Open peer review
Title: Trends in molecular diagnosis and diversity studies for phytosanitary regulated Xanthomonas
Authors: Catara, Vittoria
Cubero, Jaime
Pothier, Joël
Bosis, Eran
Bragard, Claude
Đermić, Edyta
Holeva, Maria C.
Jacques, Marie-Agnès
Petter, Francoise
Pruvost, Olivier
Robène, Isabelle
Studholme, David J.
Tavares, Fernando
Vicente, Joana G.
Koebnik, Ralf
Costa, Joana
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9040862
Published in: Microorganisms
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 4
Pages: 862
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2076-2607
Language: English
Subjects: Xanthomonas; Molecular methods; Quarantine pests; Regulated non-quarantine pests
Subject (DDC): 572: Biochemistry
579: Microbiology
Abstract: Bacteria in the genus Xanthomonas infect a wide range of crops and wild plants, with most species responsible for plant diseases that have a global economic and environmental impact on the seed, plant, and food trade. Infections by Xanthomonas spp. cause a wide variety of non-specific symptoms, making their identification difficult. The coexistence of phylogenetically close strains, but drastically different in their phenotype, poses an added challenge to diagnosis. Data on future climate change scenarios predict an increase in the severity of epidemics and a geographical expansion of pathogens, increasing pressure on plant health services. In this context, the effectiveness of integrated disease management strategies strongly depends on the availability of rapid, sensitive, and specific diagnostic methods. The accumulation of genomic information in recent years has facilitated the identification of new DNA markers, a cornerstone for the development of more sensitive and specific methods. Nevertheless, the challenges that the taxonomic complexity of this genus represents in terms of diagnosis together with the fact that within the same bacterial species, groups of strains may interact with distinct host species demonstrate that there is still a long way to go. In this review, we describe and discuss the current molecular-based methods for the diagnosis and detection of regulated Xanthomonas, taxonomic and diversity studies in Xanthomonas and genomic approaches for molecular diagnosis.
Further description: Special Issue "Integrating Science on Xanthomonas and Xylella for Integrated Plant Disease Management"
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Xhortomics: Entwicklung von diagnostischen und epidemiologischen Hilfsmitteln für die Xanthomonas hortorum Spezies Gruppe basierend auf OMICs Technologien
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