Bacteial Wilt - Daniela Dryer March 12, 2008 Bacterial Wilt...

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Daniela Dryer March 12, 2008 Bacterial Wilt The disease name that I had done my project on was Bacterial Wilt; the sicencetifc name is Erwinia trachemila . The pathogen that this disease is a Bacterium. Some symptoms are dull green patches on the damage leaf. On the fruit an infected may wilt, smell, poorly shape, has a change in flavor. In addition, some vines may wilt in two weeks after infected. Wilt is caused by slimy ooze that plugs the entire vascular tissues. Bacterial wilt is significance because it has multiple hosts for example: cucumber, muskmelon, squash, pumpkin and gourds. 25 percent of crop can be losses by disease if not taken care of right away. The pathogen survives in the winter months in a digestive tract of a striped and spotted cucumber beetle. The disease is reproduces by cell division. A bacterium is a single cell that is a prokaryotic. A striped and spotted cucumber beetle disseminates bacterial wilt by chewing on other plant that is infected to non-infected plants; it can spread under normal moisture condition. Some of the environmental conditions can have impact on plant being infected.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course PLP 105 taught by Professor Byrne during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Bacteial Wilt - Daniela Dryer March 12, 2008 Bacterial Wilt...

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