Detection of Fatty Acids in Subspecies of Erwinia Carotovora
Erwinia carotovora and E. chrysanthemi are the most important of the pectolytic bacteria that cause maceration
of plant tissue and disease of many crop plants including potato. Several years ago it is revived the suggestion
that the pectolytic bacteria be placed in a separate genus, Pectobacterium, on the basis of 16S rDNA sequences,
but the generic epithet, Erwinia, remains the preferred designation in the scientific literature.