Problem

Plant pathogens

Nature:

Plant pathology (also phytopathology) is the scientific study of diseases in plants caused by pathogens (infectious organisms) and environmental conditions (physiological factors). Organisms that cause infectious disease include fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses, viroids, virus-like organisms, phytoplasmas, protozoa, nematodes and parasitic plants. Not included are ectoparasites like insects, mites, vertebrate, or other pests that affect plant health by consumption of plant tissues. Plant pathology also involves the study of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance, how plant diseases affect humans and animals, pathosystem genetics, and management of plant diseases.

Broader Problems:
Pathogenic organisms
Related Problems:
Pests of plants
Reduced By:
Environmental warfare
Values:
Pathogens
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Plants
Pathology
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET