Histology and Cytochemistry of Interactions between Plants and Xanthomonads

  • B. Boher
  • I. Brown
  • M. Nicole
  • K. Kpemoua
  • V. Verdier
  • U. Bonas
  • J. F. Daniel
  • J. P. Geiger
  • J. Mansfield
Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 7)


Most of the bacteria in the genus Xanthomonas are plant pathogens. The genus includes six species and no less than 140 different pathovars in the species X. campestris [17]. The parasitic development of xanthomonads includes three stages:
  • an epiphytic stage when the bacteria adhere to the surface of aerial organs and multiply without causing symptoms,

  • an intercellular parasitic stage within parenchyma, causing necrotic spots on aerial organs and

  • a vascular and systemic parasitic stage inside the xylem which is often associated with a more or less complete colonization of the plant.


Intercellular Space Plant Cell Wall Mesophyll Cell Transmission Electron Micrograph Bacterial Blight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Boher
    • 1
  • I. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Nicole
    • 1
  • K. Kpemoua
    • 1
  • V. Verdier
    • 1
  • U. Bonas
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. F. Daniel
    • 1
  • J. P. Geiger
    • 1
  • J. Mansfield
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de PhytopathologieORSTOMMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.University of London, Wye CollegeAshfordEngland
  3. 3.CNRSInstitut des Sciences VegétalésGif/YvetteFrance

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