The application of local microbial strains could be diverse: wastewater treatment, hydrocarbon spills cleanup, dairy industry, biotechnological processing of chemicals and so on. At this time, these directions are restricted by the lack of a proper accounting system for Oman specific microbial taxa.
In order to study newly discovered organisms proper, systematic accounting and collection measures are required. Currently, OAPGRC is working on the establishment of a national micro-organism collection, with up-to-date research and computer facilities.
Scientific Name: Xanthomonas axonopodis
Gram Stain: Gram-negative
Morphology: rod-shaped bacteria
Size: 0.4 to 1.0 µm wide by 0.7 to 2.0 µm long
Associated with plants as pathogens, occur in cultivated citrus plants
Caused soreness bacterial disease in fruits and leaves of citrus (lemon)
Causes lesions on the leaves, stems, and fruit
المصدر: الموسوعة العمانية، المجلد الثاني ، صفحة 538