Potato plantlets derived from in vitro propagation of three cultivars known for their field resistance (Cruza 148 and BR-63.65) or susceptibility (Drsirre) to Pseudomonas solanacearum E.E Smith were artificially inoculated under controlled conditions. The aim of this work was to determine the optimal inoculum concentration and the best observation period in which the cultivars would show different reactions to bacterial infection as expected on the basis of their field performance. A suitable statistical analysis of disease indices is proposed to distinguish between resistant and susceptible responses, with a particular care for the applicative needs and a univocal interpretation of the results. In order to evaluate the significance of sources of variation related to the observed mean differences, the analysis of variance and a convenient clustering procedure of disease index means were applied. The statistical analysis revealed that, under our conditions, an inoculum concentration of 5 x 106 cfu/plant was suitable for separating resistant from susceptible responses, in accordance with the reactions already observed in field experiments by other authors. Also, differences among the three cultivars were best observed nine to twelve days after inoculation with the pathogen.

Evaluation of resistance to Pseudomonas solanacearum in potato under controlled conditions / C. Montanelli, A. Chiari, T. Chiari, F.M. Stefanini, G. Nascari. - In: EUPHYTICA. - ISSN 0014-2336. - 81:1(1995), pp. 35-43.

Evaluation of resistance to Pseudomonas solanacearum in potato under controlled conditions

F. M. Stefanini;
1995

Abstract

Potato plantlets derived from in vitro propagation of three cultivars known for their field resistance (Cruza 148 and BR-63.65) or susceptibility (Drsirre) to Pseudomonas solanacearum E.E Smith were artificially inoculated under controlled conditions. The aim of this work was to determine the optimal inoculum concentration and the best observation period in which the cultivars would show different reactions to bacterial infection as expected on the basis of their field performance. A suitable statistical analysis of disease indices is proposed to distinguish between resistant and susceptible responses, with a particular care for the applicative needs and a univocal interpretation of the results. In order to evaluate the significance of sources of variation related to the observed mean differences, the analysis of variance and a convenient clustering procedure of disease index means were applied. The statistical analysis revealed that, under our conditions, an inoculum concentration of 5 x 106 cfu/plant was suitable for separating resistant from susceptible responses, in accordance with the reactions already observed in field experiments by other authors. Also, differences among the three cultivars were best observed nine to twelve days after inoculation with the pathogen.
Bacterial Wilt; Inocolum Concentration; Potati; Pseudomonas Solanacaerum; Resistance; Solanum Tuberosum;
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