Plant Pathology - Diseases Observed in Plants
Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology focused on articles related to Plant Biosystems, Plant Ecology, Plant production science, Plant signaling & behavior, virology, mycology, bacteriology, nematology, plant neurobiology.
Plant pathology (also phytopathology) is the scientific study of diseases in plants caused by pathogens (infectious organisms) and environmental conditions (physiological factors). Organisms that cause infectious disease include fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses, viroids, virus-like organisms, phytoplasmas, protozoa, nematodes and parasitic plants. Not included are ectoparasites like insects, mites, vertebrate, or other pests that affect plant health by eating of plant tissues.
Bacterial wilt is a complex of diseases that occur in plants, such as cucurbit, solanaceae (tomato, common bean etc) and are caused by pathogens Erwinia tracheiphila, a gram-negative bacterium.
Rice bacterial blight also called bacterial blight of rice, deadly bacterial disease that is among the most destructive afflictions of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima).
Basal rot also called bulb rot, widespread plant disease caused by a variety of fungi and bacteria that can infect all flower and crop bulbs. Shoots fail to emerge or are stunted, leaves are yellow to reddish or purplish, and they later wilt and die. Roots, usually few, are discoloured and decayed.
Clubroot is a common disease of cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes, turnips, stocks, wallflowers and other plants of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). It is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae, which was once considered a slime mold but is now put in the group Phytomyxea.
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Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Physiology