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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (Pss) is the causative agent of several bacterial diseases on a range of agricultural and horticultural crops that causes canker, leafspot and necrosis of the bark of stone fruit trees (peach, nectarine, apricot, plum and cherry). In this research samples were collected from various areas in Ardebil, Guilan, Mazandaran and Khorasane-Razavi provinces during 2007-2009. Bacterial strains identified as Pss, on the basis of LOPAT and GATTa were selected. Number of 70 bacterial isolates were compared based on their physiological and biochemical characteristics and total cellular protein profiles (SDS-PAGE). Pss isolates showed slight differences in phenotypic characteristics and protein profiles. To assess genetic diversity among the strains, genomic DNA was extracted from strains and used in ERIC and REP-PCR analysis. Strains formed 8 and 5 clusters in the ERIC-PCR and REP-PCR, at 75% similarity level, respectively and by the combination data set of both ERIC and REP-PCR, strains formed 9 clusters. The results demonstrated the existence of a considerable genetic diversity among Pss strains causing canker of stone fruit trees in the northern provinces of Iran.