Pathogens Associated with Common Plant Diseases

This chart shows disease names and associated pathogens of some common plant diseases. Clickable links to online references are provided in the last column, which verify the disease-pathogen association. The "PMID" numbers in the third column are the access numbers of research articles available at PubMed from the National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health. You can click on the linked numbers to read the abstracts of the articles, or you can manually enter the number into the search box here.

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Name of Condition Associated Pathogen PMID or other reference
Banana streak disease Banana streak virus DPVweb
Bean anthracnose Colletotrichum lindemuthianum Cornell
Bean bacterial brown spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae Cornell
Bean bacterial wilt Corynebacterium flaccumfaciens Univ Kentucky
Bean common bacterial blight Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli Cornell
Bean dry root rot Fusarium solani f. phaseoli Cornell
Bean fuscous blight Xanthomonas phaseoli var. fuscans Univ Kentucky
Bean halo bacterial blight Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola Cornell
Bean powdery mildew Erysiphe polygonii Clemson
Bean rust Uromyces phaseoli var typica
Uromyces appendiculaters
Univ Conn
Bean viruses Bean common mosaic virus
Bean yellow mosaic virus
Clover yellow vein virus
Cucumber mosaic virus
Tobacco ringspot virus
Tomato ringspot virus
Alfalfa mosaic virus
Soybean mosaic virus
Watermelon mosaic virus 2
Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus
Univ Kentucky
Bean white mold disease (aka watery soft rot) Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Cornell
Brown rot (potato) Ralstonia solanacearum DEFRA
Brown rot (stone fruits) Monilia fructicola
Monilia species
Corn yellow mold Aspergillus flavus Australia Bot Gardens
Cotton boll rot Aspergillus flavus Australia Bot Gardens
Onion black mold Aspergillus niger Australia Bot Gardens
Peanut black mold Aspergillus niger Australia Bot Gardens
Peanut yellow mold Aspergillus flavus Australia Bot Gardens
Phytophthora blight Phytophthora capsici Cornell
Potato brown rot Ralstonia solanacearum DEFRA
Potato ring rot Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus DEFRA
Strawberry angular leaf spot Xanthomonas fragariae DEFRA
Sudden oak death Phytophthora ramorum DEFRA
Tobacco mosaic Tobacco mosaic virus DPVweb


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