First Report of Pseudomonas lurida Causing Bacterial Leaf Spot on Miscanthus sinensis

Dong Wan Lee, Jin Sung Hong, Sun Hyung Kim, Jin Won Kim, Beom Seok Kim

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Miscanthus spp. are large perennial wetland grasses that are receiving considerable attention as bioenergy crops. In late summer 2011, leaf spot symptoms were observed in a field of Miscanthus sinensis in Jeongseon, Gangwon province, Korea. Bacterial strains that belonged to the γ-Proteobacteria genus Pseudomonas were isolated from the affected leaves. By phylogenetic analysis and phenotypic characterization, the representative strain MDM-03 was identified as Pseudomonas lurida. Healthy M. sinensis leaves inoculated with MDM-03 developed leaf spots similar to those observed in field. Bacteria re-isolated from the leaf lesions were identical to the original strain MDM-03 based on their cultural characteristics and 16S rDNA sequencing. This is the first report of bacterial leaf spot in Miscanthus sinensis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Phytopathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Bacterial pathogens
  • Bioenergy
  • Korea
  • Miscanthus
  • Pathogenicity
  • Pseudomonas


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