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Symptoms on Cabbage


  • Organs attacked :
Leaves Stem Collar


  • Symptoms :
    • After a longitudinal or transverse section of the taproot and stem, the vessels show a yellowish to brown coloration (Figure 1).
    • Vitreous and gelatinous marrow, greenish in color, darkening and gradually liquefying under the effect of pectinolytic enzymes.
    • Brown to blackish rot of the lower part of cabbages (figures 2 and 3.
    • Wilting and collapse of cabbage, especially near harvest (Figure 4).
    • Dark spots on leaves that progress to a wet, slimy, dark brown to black rot that can spread throughout the head. Affected sprouts may liquefy completely (Figure 5).
  • Signs : altered tissues often give off an unpleasant odor; sometimes presence of a milky mucus on certain organs.
  • Possible confusion :
  • Production areas affected :
Reunion Guyana
  •  Pectobacterium spp. reported on cabbage :
Last change : 07/07/22
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