Primer name Target gene Product length
Y1 / Y2 pectate lyase-encoding pel gene belonging to the pelY family 420bp
EXPCCR/ EXPCCF primers generated from a URP-PCR fingerprinting derived polymorphic band 550bp
ADE1/ADE2 pectate lyase-encoding pel gene belonging to the pelADE family 420bp
ECA1f/ECA2r derived from a DNA probe specific to E. carotovora subsp. atroseptica 690bp
Table 1: Target genes and length of the amplicons of PCR primers which are used in identificational studies of pectobacterium ssp.