The Ralstonia solanacearum species complex causes economically significant diseases in many plant families worldwide. Although generally limited to the tropics and subtropics, strains designated race 3 biovar 2 (R3Bv2) cause disease in cooler tropical highlands and temperate regions. Beside real-time PCR new testing methods are presented.

Youngsil Ha et al. (2012) A Rapid, Sensitive Assay for Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2 in Plant and Soil Samples Using Magnetic Beads and Real-Time PCR, Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 2, Page 258-264, February 2012.

Comment: Ralstonia solanacearum is a quarantine pest in Europe, USA and Canada. Its race 3 causes brown rot of potatoes.