TABLE 2.

Percentages of strains of P. syringae pv. phaseolicola from different parts of the world belonging to the different races

YearPlacea% of strains% of strains with avrPphFc% of strains without avrPphFcReference
Race 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7Race 8Race 9NTb
1965dNew York (n = 212)7525752537
1973dNew Zealand (n = 37)67.632.467.632.416
1992eTanzania (n = 118)4552.52.5455530
1996Africa (n = 118)5.98.55.128.14.227.17.6110.81.7198147
1996World (not Africa) (n = 57)24.512.31.81.840.315.71.81.844.655.447
1998South Africa (n = 255)276.30.416.81.646.31.630.269.811
2001Bulgaria (n = 42)35.74.8504.74.845.254.827
2002North Dakota (n = 161)1.991.96.210029
2003fSpain (n = 29)3.46.965.520.73.427.672.438
  • a n is the number of isolates examined.

  • b NT, nontypeable (the isolates do not belong to any known race).

  • c avrPphF is present in races 1, 5, 7, and 9. Most of the nontypeable strains were not taken into account to calculate the percentages; the only exception was the nontypeable strain from Spain, which contained avrPphF.

  • d Race 2 was first described in 1964.

  • e Only three races of P. syringae pv. phaseolicola were distinguished in this work.

  • f Only toxigenic strains were taken into account.