Table 3

Populations of wild-type (WCS365 or PCL1239), complemented mutant (PCL1234), and mutant complemented with a deleted xerC (PCL1250), on potato root tips 14 days after inoculation of potato stem cuttings with a 1:1 mixture

Colonization testMean log10(CFU + 1)/ cm of root tip
Wild typeVarious xerC derivatives
WCS365 vs. PCL12334.6a2.9b
6.1a3.1b
PCL1239 vs. PCL12344.6a4.6a
5.1a5.5a
PCL1239 vs. PCL12505.6a3.8b
5.0a3.4b
7NSK2 vs. SSS5.3a1.6b
5.6a4.5b
  • Statistical analysis was performed as described in Table 2