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Plant Pathology

Plant pathology or Phytopathology is the scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens or noninfectious agents (e.g. air pollutants, inadequate oxygen, and nutrient excesses and deficiencies). It is concerned with the identification, etiology, disease cycle, economic impact, epidemiology, pathosystem genetics and management of plant diseases.

Plant Pathology Articles

Managing Plant Disease Risk in Diversified Cropping Systems
This review evaluates the risks to diversified crop production systems associated with the major plant diseases in the northern Great Plains and the influence of host, pathogen, and environmental factors on disease control.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Bioprospecting endophytic bacteria for biological control of coffee leaf rust
A study on endophytic bacteria isolated from coffee leaves and branches, with biocontrol potential against coffee leaf rust

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.50, 6 pages

Functional analysis of Arabidopsis WRKY25 transcription factor in plant defense against Pseudomonas syringae
The authors analyzed the role of the WRKY25 transcription factor from Arabidopsis in plant defense against the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Plant pathologists address next steps in combating soybean rust
Soybean rust is a fungal disease of soybean that has severely affected soybean crops in Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Vineyard weeds found to host Pierce's disease of grapes
Research suggests that weeds commonly found in California's wine country may enable the spread of Pierce's disease of grapes, one of the most destructive plant diseases affecting grapes.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Grazer diversity counteracts plant diversity effects on ecosystem functioning in seagrass beds
Several influential experiments have shown that high plant diversity enhances ecosystem productivity, animal diversity, and invasion resistance.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Why plants' soapy defences against disease don't always wash
Natural soaps are an important weapon in the armoury that plants deploy to protect against disease attack, but a report describes how disease-causing microbes can turn these plant defences to their own advantage.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease
The recent discovery of citrus greening (huanglongbing) in samples collected from trees in South Florida poses a definite threat to Florida's $9 billion commercial citrus industry.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

An unexpected outcome of atmospheric CO2 enrichment
Unseen belowground interactions impact the composition of natural plant communities.

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses
A tiny whitefly is responsible for spreading a group of plant viruses that cause devastating disease on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists

Date: 15 Jun 2007, Rating: 1.00