Pathogens of common plant diseases

This listing shows disease names and associated pathogens of some common plant diseases. Links to online references from academic and research organizations are provided at the end of each listing, which document the disease-pathogen associations.



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Name of Condition  •••  Associated Pathogen(s)  •••  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 •••

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 •••

Bean halo bacterial blight ••• Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola ••• Cornell

Bean powdery mildew ••• Erysiphe polygonii •••

Bean rust ••• Uromyces phaseoli var typica; Uromyces appendiculaters •••

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 ••• Cornell

Bean white mold disease (aka watery soft rot) ••• Sclerotinia sclerotiorum ••• Cornell

Brown rot (potato) ••• Ralstonia solanacearum •••

Brown rot (stone fruits) ••• Monilia fructicola; Monilia species •••

Corn yellow mold ••• Aspergillus flavus •••

Cotton boll rot ••• Aspergillus flavus •••

Onion black mold ••• Aspergillus niger •••

Peanut black mold ••• Aspergillus niger •••

Peanut yellow mold ••• Aspergillus flavus •••

Phytophthora blight ••• Phytophthora capsici ••• Cornell

Potato brown rot ••• Ralstonia solanacearum •••

Potato ring rot ••• Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus •••

Strawberry angular leaf spot ••• Xanthomonas fragariae •••

Sudden oak death ••• Phytophthora ramorum •••

Tobacco mosaic ••• Tobacco mosaic virus ••• DPVweb