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Erwinia caratovora (Pectobacterium carotovorum)

Erwinia caratovora



Slope culture of Erwinia caratovora (now called Pectobacterium carotovorum).



Detailed Description

This Gram negative bacterium produces pectinase and is responsible for soft rot of crops such as potatoes (its name means ‘carrot eater’). It is useful for the study of Koch’s postulates. Grow on nutrient agar. Also produces extra-cellular lipase, making opalescent zones on egg yolk agar.

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