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Potential remedy for Black leg and Bacterial soft rot discovered

June 2024

Robert Czajkowski recently discovered how the causer of Black leg and Bacterial soft rot, the Dickeya bacterium (Erwinia) spreads through the potato plant. He also discov­ered an antagonistic bacteri­um with which the Dickeya bacteria can be controlled. Czajkowski is employed by the NIOO and works at Plant Research International (PRI), which is part of Wageningen UR.

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