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Ralstonia syzygii is a species of Proteobacteria of the family of Burkholderiaceae . This bacterium is the plant pathogen responsible for Sumatra disease that affects the cloves in Indonesia . It is transmitted by Hemiptera insects of the spittle group (superfamily Cercopoidea).
This species is classified in the species complex Ralstonia solanacearum, which also includes certain Asian strains of R. solanacearum , a soil bacterium which infects many species of plants, and bacteria from the blood disease of banana (BDB). These three plant pathogenic bacteria are very closely related, despite significant differences biologically, and are grouped in the subgroup phylotype IV species complex Ralstonia solanacearum.