Certain varieties of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) are extremely susceptible to the common scab disease caused by Actinomyces scabies (Thaxt.) Güssow, whereas the tubers of others are very resistant. The scab organism is also capable of parasitizing the stems, causing severe necrosis which may result in premature death of the plant. Varieties known to be resistant to tuber scab show considerable resistance to stem necrosis, whereas those susceptible to tuber scab are likewise susceptible to scab on the stems.
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Hooker, W. J. and Sass, J. E.
"Some Historical Features of Potato Stem Necrosis Associated With Actinomyces Scabies,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 54:
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol54/iss1/15