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Chapter Five
Hungry Planet: Stories of Plant Diseases

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        Introduction to the Pathogen Groups
               Bacteria as plant pathogens
                     Las bacterias como patógenos vegetales (Spanish)
Fastidious vascular-colonizing bacteria
                     Bacterias fastidiosas colonizadoras vasculares (Spanish)
       Plant Disease Lessons
               Bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) of shade trees
               Citrus canker
               Crown gall
               Fire blight of apple and pear
               Lethal yellowing of palm
       APSnet Features
               Antibiotics for Plant Disease Control: Silver Bullets or Rusty Sabers?
          Citrus Huanglongbing: The Pathogen and Its Impact
               Phytoplasma Casts a Magic Spell That Turns the Fair Poinsettia into a Christmas Showpiece

        Plants, Pathogens, and People: Crown Gall
               GO TO Resources, Diseases, Crown Gall for information
               GO TO Activities, Pathogens, Crown Gall for virtual laboratories
               Includes an animation of the crown gall disease cycle. To see this, you must
               make a few clicks: (1) Resources, (2) Diseases, (3) Crown gall, (4) Pathogen
               biology: What causes crown gall?  
(5) On the left: What is the disease cycle
               of Agrobacterium tumefaciens?

       Quarantine Maps of Some Bacterial Diseases Discussed in This Chapter
              Type in the name of the pathogen in the database for the map and other information.
               Citrus canker (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri)
               Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma
               Fire blight (Erwinia amylovora)
               Huanglongbing (citrus greening)
        Xylella fastidiosa

        State of Florida Websites
               Citrus Health Response Program: Citrus Canker
               Citrus Health Response Program: Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing)