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Bacterial blight

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae

Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) is a bacterial pathogen of rice. It is a native of Tropical Asia.

Bacterial blight disease is a major rice disease in tropical Asian countries. It is a vascular disease resulting in tannish-gray to white lesions along the leaf veins. In severely infested fields, the disease can cause yield losses as high as 50% .

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet.
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