GENETIC DIVERSITY OF BACTERIAL WILT CAUSED BY RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM AS ASSESSED BY PCR

Muhammad Mansoor, Muhammad W. Abbas, J. D V. Elsas, Muhammad R. Bashir, Muhammad Atiq

Abstract


The current research was conducted to investigate genetic diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum for comparison of different strains that were collected mainly from Netherlands as well as from Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan and Palma. Forty six strains were included in contemporary studies whereas main biovars for these strains included biovar-2 except GMI1000 that belonged to biovar 3. Genetic diversity of bacterial wilt disease caused by R. solancearum was assessed by focusing mainly on three genes i.e. mutL, cbhA and dps. All the genes seem to be conserved but in case of mutL some strains showed divergence. Multi Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) scheme was used in this contemporary research. It was concluded that polymerized chain reaction (PCR) is the most imperative and appropriate modern tool of molecular biology to find genetic diversity in Ralstonia solanacearum causing bacterial wilt.

     


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Genetic diversity, bacterial wilt, Ralstonia solanacearum, polymerized chain reaction (PCR)

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