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.
KeywordsGlandular Trichome Sieve Tube Pear Tree Xylem Parenchyma Disease Cycle
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