BLUE TOMATO!!!

Susan Pascoe Susan.Pascoe at nre.vic.gov.au
Wed Oct 27 02:12:02 EST 1999


Hello all,
     I've recently come across a fresh tomato that was infected with a soft
rotting bacteria (possibly Xanthomonas sp - the tests seem to point this
way!).  In the infection site and on the culture plates a vivid blue
pigment is evident.  When reinjected back into the tomato the pigment is
still present.  Has anyone seen anything like this before with tomatoes or
other fruits/vegies?  Also would the blue pigment be an anthocyanin?

Thanks muchly,
Sue Pascoe





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