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Bacterial Wilt of Potato in Chile. Luigi Ciampi- Panno, Associate Professor, Instituto de Microbiologia and Instituto de Producción y Sanidad Vegetal, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia. Plant Dis. 68:822-823. Accepted for publication 19 May 1984. Copyright 1984 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-68-822.

Potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum) stored in the Metropolitan Region (Santiago) showed a vascular rot during the 19831984 crop season. Isolations and biochemical and pathogenicity tests performed with 15 isolates indicated the presence of race 3 of Pseudomonas solanacearum. This is the first report of race 3 in Chile.