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Acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli (Aac)

Rapid CDIATM Acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli (Aac) kits are intended for the detection of Aac in suspicious plant samples.

Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli (Aac) is the causal agent of bacterial fruit blotch (BFB) in cucurbit crops, which is a serious threat to cucurbit crops (in particular melon and watermelon). Aac is naturally borne and transmitted by seed which usually serves as the primary inoculum source for BFB outbreaks. Bacterial fruit blotch can cause severe crop losses if allowed to progress in fields. Prevention is possible only by planting healthy seeds and eliminating infested seedlings.

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