Conspiracy on Crop Production: Bacteria and Attitude

Published on 19th January 2010

Large swathes of land in western Kenya are infected by bacteria by the name Ralstonia solanacearum. R.solanacearum colonizes a plant's xylem causing a disease popularly referred to as bacteria wilt. Bacteria wilt coincidently attacks crops that are fast moving at the market place such as tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes and sweet peppers among others.

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