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Express PRA for 'Pantoea cedenensis' – Research and Breeding


So far, the bacterium was not scientifically described and thus, the scientific name is not acknowledged. Despite this, the bacterium can be found under this name in culture collections

So far, the bacterium 'Pantoea cedenensis' has not been detected in Germany. Until now, it has been found in Europe in Lithuania, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Furthermore, there is information from the USA (Alaska) and Turkey. So far, it is listed neither in the Annexes of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 nor by EPPO.

'P. cedenensis' was found in connection with pine, European spruce, hazelnut and olive trees. So far, no damage to these plants could be traced back to 'P. cedenensis'.

Due to appropriate climate conditions, it is assumed that the bacterium can establish outdoors in Germany. It established in Member States in southern Europe. In climatic respect, the establishment in great parts of Europe seems possible.

Currently, there is no information in relation to damage caused by 'P. cedenensis'. Thus, the bacterium does not present any phytosanitary risk for Germany and other EU Member States and 'P. cedenensis' is not classified as a quarantine pest. Article 29 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 does not apply.


  • Pantoea sp.


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