IMPROVEMENTS OF TOMATOE RESISTANCE TO BACTERIAL CANKER, PROSPECTS
Mortality percentages of several tomatoes varieties and of selected lines or with Lycopersicon species were compared after innoculation with Corynebacterium michiganense (Smith) Jensen.
Prototypes of C. michiganense, artificial infestation methods and environmental conditions were considered when selectiong individuals with natural resistance.
Infestation methods included:
- Picking of the basal leaf, and application of the inoculum on the wound.
- Injection of inoculum at the level of the basal aheath.