Method for treatment and control of plant disease
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The present invention provides methods for development of a virulent bacteriophage-based treatment for the control of plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa. The invention further provides methods of isolating and propagating bacteriophage virulent to X. fastidiosa in a Xanthomonas bacterial host and for treating or reducing symptoms of X. fastidiosa infection in a plant. The invention further provides methods of isolating and propagating bacteriophage virulent to Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri and for treating or reducing symptoms of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri infection in a plant.
Gonzalez, Carlos F.; Ahern, Stephen J.; Das, Mayukh; Young III, Ryland F.; Bhowmick, Tushar Surva (2016). Method for treatment and control of plant disease. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from