Dickeya (genus)

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Pectobacterium chrysanthemi symptoms on sweet potato tuber (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Charles Averre, North Carolina State University
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Dickeya Samson et al. 2005

The genus was established to accomodate species previously classified as Erwinia chrysanthemi (Samson et al., 2005). It includes important bacterial pathogens which cause soft rot diseases on many crops.

For a review of identification methods aee Czajkowski et al., 2015.

The following species are currently entered under Dickeya (genus):