August 9, 2022
StarFish Medical Bio Services manager, Nick Allan, is a co-author of an original research article, Bactericidal Efficacy of Oxidized Silver against Biofilms Formed by Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens, published in the August 1, 2022 online edition of The Plant Pathology Journal.
Bacterial wilt is a re-emerging disease on dry bean and can affect many other crop species within the Fabaceae. The causal agent, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens (CFF), is a small, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that is seed-transmitted. Infections in the host become systemic, leading to wilting and economic loss. This study characterizes the efficacies of five bactericidal chemicals against CFF. It was hypothesized that this bacterium was capable of forming biofilms, and that the cells within biofilms would be more tolerant to bactericidal treatments.
About The Plant Pathology Journal
The Plant Pathology Journal (Plant Pathol. J.) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific results of plant pathology research as original articles, research notes and review papers submitted from scientists around the world. The journal scope includes epidemiology, diagnosis and management of disease, modeling with forecasting, biochemistry and physiology of disease, as well as plant-microbe interactions. Note that manuscripts focused on the first report of a new disease are not included in the scope of the journal.
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