Mesude Figen Donmez

Department of Plant Protection, Igdir University, 76100 Igdir, Turkey

Fikrettin Sahin

Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, 34755 Kayisdagi-Istanbul, Turkey

Erdal Elkoca

Department of Field Crops, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey


Bean diseases caused by different pathogens reduce important yield and quality of beans in different bean growing regions in both Turkey and the other bean producing countries. In the present study, bacterial pathogens in the species of Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola (Burkholder) Garden et al. and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. Phaseoli (Smith) Vauterin et al. causing economically important disease on bean plants growing in the commercial fields of Erzurum and Erzincan provinces located in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey has been isolated and identified. Totally thirty-six bean genotypes and two commercial cultivars commonly grown in the region have been screened for resistance to these pathogens both in greenhouse and field condition during 2001–2002. Disease severity in the field condition reduced seed quality and quantity of bean. Among the thirty-eight genotypes tested, only 36K was found to be resistant to both of the pathogens.


Phaseolus vulgaris, Pseudomonas savastanoi pv. phaseolicola (Burkholder) Garden et al., Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. Phaseoli (Smith) Vauterin et al.

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Mesude Figen Donmez 
Department of Plant Protection, Igdir University, 76100 Igdir, Turkey
Fikrettin Sahin 
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, 34755 Kayisdagi-Istanbul, Turkey
Erdal Elkoca 
Department of Field Crops, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey



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