- Volume 10 Issue 2
1. The experiment was conducted to investigate the physiological characteristics on ten isolates of bacterial leaf blight pathogen of rice, Xanthomenas eryzae Dowson. Seven out of tin isolates were isolated from infected leaves of various rice varieties including IR strains in Korea. Isolates S-20 and S-103 were originated from IRRI in Philippines, and isolate H-5809 was allocated by National Institute of Agricultural Science in Japan. 2. All isolates Produced hydrogen sulfide and ammonia 9as from peptone sol. media, and reduced methylen blue, Gelatin liquefaction occurred by all isolates tested, although each isolate showed different degree of liquefaction No coagulation of the casein in milk by the isolates was observed, though some amount of acid production occurred in litmus milk by ail isolates tested. 3. All isolates utilized glucose and galactose, and slight utilization of esculin, mannitol, raffinose, salicin and saccharose was observed. Lactose, starch and dextrin, however, were not utilized at all by all isolates tested in the study.