from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Xanthomonadaceae — proteobacteria, many of which cause plant diseases.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Xanthomonas.


  • Sometimes I'm even called Xanthomonas maltophilia.

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

  • Sometimes I'm even called Xanthomonas maltophilia.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The rapid spread of banana Xanthomonas wilt, or BXW, which destroys the entire plant and contaminates the soil, "has endangered the livelihoods of millions of farmers who rely on banana for staple food and income", according to an article in the journal Molecular Plant Pathology last year.

    Ugandan scientists grow GM banana as disease threatens country's staple food

  • Xanthan Gum (E415) -- a common emulsifier and thickener made from reaction between glucose and Xanthomonas campestris bacteria.

    Hemi Weingarten: Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

  • Certain strains of this species are immune to bacterial blight of rice (Xanthomonas), which could give them a valuable future as genetic resources.

    1. African Rice

  • The baterium Xanthomonas sesbaniae affects the stems and foliage.

    Chapter 7

  • (Xanthomonas phaseoli var. fuscans): Both diseases produce the same symptoms on leaves, stems, pods and seeds.

    Chapter 10

  • Co-fermentative studies on cellulose have been conducted using P. fluorescens and Candida utilis, Cellulomonas species, and Alcaligenes faecalis, and with Cellulomonas flavigena and Xanthomonas campestris Supposedly, cofermentation of cellulose with a non-cellulolytic organism increases the rate of utilization of soluble sugars produced in the process and thereby hastens the reaction (29).

    Chapter 5

  • Unique characteristics of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae AvrXa21 and implications for plant innate immunity.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Ronald PC (2003) A catalytically impaired mutant of the rice Xa21 receptor kinase confers partial resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.