First Report of Bacterial Leaf Spot of Parsley Caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. apii in Turkey

Bozkurt I. A. , Horuz S. , AYSAN Y. , Soylu S.

JOURNAL OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, cilt.164, ss.207-211, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 164 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jph.12412
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-211


Since March, 2011, typical leaf spot symptoms were observed on parsley in several fields inspected in Hatay and Adana provinces of Turkey. Incidence of the disease was 5-15% in the regions. Symptoms were characterized as angular to irregular, initially water soaked later brown to dark black spots. Spots often limited by veins which were visible from both adaxial and abaxial sides of leaves but were not present on stems. Fluorescent bacterial colonies were consistently isolated from typical leaf spots. Biochemical tests, fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis, molecular, pathogenicity tests and sequence of 16S ribosomal DNA of bacterial isolates were performed to identify possible causal disease agent. The causal disease agent was identified as Pseudomonas syringae pv. apii based on symptoms, biochemical, molecular, pathogenicity tests and sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first report of bacterial leaf spot on parsley caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. apii in Turkey.