Foot rot, Dichelobacter nodosus, Control programmes, eradication, Western Australia, Bunbury
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The footrot eradication scheme in Western Australia has resulted in a low prevalence of severe footrot.
To appreciate the achievement, we need to understand what exactly is being eradicated. 'S' strains of Dichelorbacter nodosus, the infectious bacterium of footrot, are the target of footrot eradication. Laurie Depiazzi examines the basis for eradicating 'S' strains.
"Virulent footrot : mild or severe?,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol37/iss4/7