Dickeya solani

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Dickeya solani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Dickeya
Species: D. solani
Binomial name
Dickeya solani

Dickeya solani is a bacterium that causes a disease that affects potato crops.[1] It was first discovered in the Netherlands, where it causes €25–30 million of damage annually. The disease was discovered by Dutch farmers in 2005, and by 2007 had increased five-fold. Three cases appeared in Scotland in 2009 and one in 2010 [2]


  1. ^ Toth, I. K.; Van Der Wolf, J. M.; Saddler, G.; Lojkowska, E.; Hélias, V.; Pirhonen, M.; Tsror Lahkim, L.; Elphinstone, J. G. (2011). "Dickeya species: An emerging problem for potato production in Europe". Plant Pathology 60 (3): 385. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3059.2011.02427.x.  edit
  2. ^ William Surman (19 August 2010). "Major new disease threat to potatoes". Farmers Guardian / UBM Information Ltd. Retrieved 26 July 2011.