Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum

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Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum symptoms on cotton leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series - IPM Images

Xanthomonas citri subsp. malvacearum (bacterial blight of cotton)
is widespread in many regions. It affects seedlings, leaves, stems (black arm) and bolls (boll rot) of cotton. Dark brown angular leaf spots develop on the leaves. Transmission occurs mainly through seeds and rain splashes. The bacterium can survive for years on dried leaves.

Synonyms:
Xanthomonas malvacearum
Xanthomonas smithii subsp. smithii
Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. malvacearum
Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum


Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Baumwollbakteriose
• English: bacterial blight of cotton
angular leafspot of cotton
• Español: mancha angular de la hoja del algodonero
• Français: bactériose du cotonnier


Xanthomonas campestris pv. malvacearum symptoms on cotton leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series - IPM Images
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