Classification of Plant Pathogens
The plant diseases described in this handbook are caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, a few seed plants (such as dodder, mistletoe, and witchweed), viruses, physiological disturbances, and air and water pollutants. The classification of bacteria, fungi, and viruses is somewhat involved and is given here as a background for the specific descriptions in Chapter 3. There are many classifications of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, with numerous disagreements among mycologists, bacteriologists, virologists, and plant pathologists. Names and groups have been chosen that are widely accepted and most readily adapted to the alphabetical requirements of a reference that works like a dictionary.
KeywordsPlant Pathogen Tomato Spot Wilt Virus Tobacco Rattle Virus Fire Blight Clamp Connection
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