Fireblight of Apple and Pear

  • Ervin H. Barnes


The history of fireblight is a significant story. This was the first plant disease for which the causal organism was proved to be a bacterium—Edwinia amylovora. Beginning in 1878, Burrill, of Illinois, published a series of papers reporting his studies which demonstrated the relationship of bacteria to the disease.


Glandular Trichome Sieve Tube Pear Tree Xylem Parenchyma Disease Cycle 


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Suggested Reading

  1. Lewis, Sally, and Goodman, R. N., “Mode of Penetration and Movement of Fireblight in Apple and Leaf Stem Tissue.” Phytopathology, Vol. 55 (July, 1965), pp. 719–723.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ervin H. Barnes
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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