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Fire blight: the disease and its causative agent, Erwinia amylovora.

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This book is the first multi-authored book on fire blight, the most devastating bacterial disease of apples and pears. It is divided into three sections. The first section is about the disease: its epidemiology, its worldwide distribution and its economic importance, the host range of the pathogen and how it migrates and survives in the fruit tissues. The second section is about the causal agent, ...


Chapter 12 (Page no: 235)

The development of streptomycin-resistant strains of Erwinia amylovora.

This chapter describes the mechanisms by which streptomycin resistance of Erwinia amylovora strains can evolve and provides suggestions on how to delay problems with resistance. Genetics of resistance, epidemiology of streptomycin resistance, and resistance management strategies are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) What is fire blight? Who is Erwinia amylovora? How to control it? Author(s): Vanneste, J. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Epidemiology of fire blight. Author(s): Thomson, S. V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 37) Distribution and economic importance of fire blight. Author(s): Bonn, W. G. Zwet, T. van der
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Genetic diversity and host range of Erwinia amylovora. Author(s): Momol, M. T. Aldwinckle, H. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) Migration of Erwinia amylovora in host plant tissues. Author(s): Vanneste, J. L. Eden-Green, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Erwinia amylovora: general characteristics, biochemistry and serology. Author(s): Paulin, J. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Exopolysaccharides of Erwinia amylovora: structure, biosynthesis, regulation, role in pathogenicity of amylovoran and levan. Author(s): Geider, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) hrp genes and harpins of Erwinia amylovora: a decade of discovery. Author(s): Kim, J. F. Beer, S. V.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 163) Disease-specific genes of Erwinia amylovora: keys to understanding pathogenesis and potential targets for disease control. Author(s): Bogdanove, A. J. Kim, J. F. Beer, S. V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) Iron and fire blight: role in pathogenicity of desferrioxamine E, the main siderophore of Erwinia amylovora. Author(s): Expert, D. Dellagi, A. Kachadourian, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 199) Chemical control of fire blight. Author(s): Psallidas, P. G. Tsiantos, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 253) Breeding for resistance to fire blight. Author(s): Lespinasse, Y. Aldwinckle, H. S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 275) Transgenic varieties and rootstocks resistant to fire blight. Author(s): Norelli, J. L. Aldwinckle, H. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 293) Fire blight risk assessment systems and models. Author(s): Billing, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 319) Biological control of fire blight. Author(s): Johnson, K. B. Stockwell, V. O.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 339) Integrated orchard and nursery management for the control of fire blight. Author(s): Steiner, P. W.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2000
  • ISBN
  • 0851992943
  • Record Number
  • 20083014942