Below you will find a collection of research papers examining the impact, spread and characteristics of PSA and canker in kiwifruit in Japan, Korea, Italy and Iran. Click on the links to download the articles.
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Backgrounder: Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae – European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)
Research paper: Occurance of Bacterial Canker of Kiwifruit in Japan (1989)
Research paper: The Causal Bacterium of Canker of Kiwifruit in Japan (1989)
Research paper: PCR Detection of Cyclic Lipodepsinonapeptide-Producing Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae and Similarity of Strains (1997)
Research paper: First report of bacterial canker of kiwifruit in Iran (2007)
Research paper: Occurrence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae in Jin Tao kiwi plants in Italy (2009)
Research paper: Kiwifruit production and marketing in Italy (2009)
Research paper: Identification of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae as Causal Agent of Bacterial Canker of Yellow Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis Planchon) in Central Italy (Abstract only) (2009)
Research paper: Causal Agents of Blossom Blight of Kiwifruit in Korea (2009)
Research paper: DNA Markers for Identification of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (2002)
Research paper: Detection of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers based on the 16S-23S rDNA intertranscribed spacer region and comparison with PCR primers based on other gene regions (abstract only) (2010)
Research paper: Epidemiology of bacterial canker of kiwifruit, 1: Infection and bacterial movement in tissue of new canes (abstract only) (1993)