|BOMFETI, C. A.; SOUZA-PACCOLA, E. A.; MASSOLA JUNIOR, N. S.; MARRIEL, I. E.; MEIRELLES, W. F.; CASELA, C. R.; PACCOLA-MEIRELLES, L. D..|
|The etiological agent of maize white spot (MWS) disease has been a subject of controversy and discussion. Initially the disease was described as Phaeosphaeria leaf spot caused by Phaeosphaeria maydis. Other authors have suggested the existence of different fungal species causing similar symptoms. Recently, a bacterium, Pantoea ananatis, was described as the causal agent of this disease. The purpose of this study was to offer additional information on the correct etiology of this disease by providing visual evidence of the presence of the bacterium in the interior of the MWS lesions by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and molecular techniques. The TEM allowed visualization of a large amount of bacteria in the intercellular spaces of lesions...|
|Tipo: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
||Palavras-chave: Milho; Zea mays; Doença bacteriana do milho; Doenças foliares do milho; Maize bacterial disease; Maize leaf disease.