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Undiagnosed disease on potato in Bulgaria


 

A ProMED-mail post
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org>
 
Date: Tue 20 November 2012
From: Didier Andrivon <Didier.Andrivon@rennes.inra.fr> [edited]
 
 
[Regarding the] report of an 'undiagnosed potato disease' called 'potato cancer [ProMED-mail post 20121119.1414862]:
 
This expression is not usual in English, but is [likely to be] the English translation of 'Kartoffelkrebs', the German name for potato wart due to _Synchytrium endobioticum_ (<http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartoffelkrebs>).
 
--
Dr Didier Andrivon
Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection INRA - Centre de Rennes Le Rheu, France <Didier.Andrivon@rennes.inra.fr>
 
[We are most grateful to Dr Andrivon for this plausible explanation of the term used in the original report (ProMED-mail post 20121119.1414862).
 
Potato wart disease caused by the fungus _Synchytrium endobioticum_ is considered one of the most important pathogens of the crop. It is endemic in Europe and also reported from a number of other locations.
The pathogen can be spread with soil and infected potato tubers and can survive in soil for up to 40 years. It has been included in the A2 quarantine list of the European Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO).
For more information on potato wart, see links and previous ProMED-mail posts listed below.
 
Diagnosis of potato wart generally requires laboratory confirmation as similar symptoms can be caused by other pathogens. The suggestion above therefore still needs diagnostic verification.
 
 
Maps
Bulgaria:
Europe, overview:
 
Pictures
Potato wart symptoms:
 
 
Links
Information on potato wart disease:
and
Potato wart diagnosis:
 
_S. endobioticum_ taxonomy:
EPPO A2 quarantine list:
- Mod.DHA]
 
[see also:
Undiagnosed disease, potato - Bulgaria: ex Poland 20121119.1414862
Wart disease, potato - UK: (N Ireland) eradication 20120820.1252253
2009
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Wart disease, potato - India: (WB) 20091225.4346
2007
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Potato wart disease - Canada: (PEI), spread 20071102.3559
Pale cyst nematode & wart, potato - USA 20070629.2088
2006
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Quarantine Pests, New Data - EPPO (02) 20060531.1521
Potato wart disease - Turkey (Ordu Province): 1st report 20050406.0990
 
2003
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Plant pests, new data, EPPO 20031204.2986
Potato wart disease - Estonia: eradicated 20030731.1872
and older items in the archives]


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Published: November 26, 2012

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