Plant pathogens


Plant diseases are 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, vertebrates, or other pests that affect plant health by eating plant tissues and causing injury that may admit plant pathogens. The study of plant disease is called plant pathology.

Broader Problems:
Pathogenic organisms
Related Problems:
Pests of plants
Reduced By:
Environmental warfare
Medicine Pathology
Plant Life Plants
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST