Ralstonia solanacearum is a Gram-negative bacterium. It is a widely distributed and economically important, devastating, soil-borne plant pathogen that invades the roots of diverse plant hosts from the soil and aggressively colonizes the xylem vessels, causing a lethal wilting known as ‘Bacterial Wilt Disease’. It has a very wide host range and is well-adapted to life in the soil, where it waits for a host plant to inhabit. Ralstonia uses dozens of genes to produce attachment factors and inject proteins int...
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