Tissue and Organ Specificity in Plant Diseases

  • Antonio Graniti
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 10)


In plant pathology, it is common to refer to generalized (tobacco mosaic), local (apple scab, corn smut), and localized (wheat bunt) diseases, according to the site of infection, the rate and path of spread of the pathogen in the host, and the site of symptom expression. Systemic diseases such as tracheomycoses are more or less limited to one tissue system, although infection often spread throughout the plant. The propensity of parasites for specific organs or tissues of susceptible hosts is usually called electivity (sometimes, selectivity).


Hairy Root Downy Mildew Tracheary Element Apple Scab Olive Leaf 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Graniti
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  1. 1.Istituto di Patologia vegetaleUniversity of BariItaly

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