fire blight

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fire blight

also fire·blight (fīr′blīt′)
n.
A disease of plants in the rose family, especially apple and pear trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackened flowers, leaves, and branches.

fire blight

n
(Agriculture) a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers on the branches

fire′ blight`


n.
a disease of fruit trees, esp. of pears and apples, that blackens the foliage and is caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
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Noun1.fire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple treesfire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
blight canker - a phase of fire blight in which cankers appear
leaf blight - any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant
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Erwinia amylovora is the most important species of Amylovora group.
1999) detected Erwinia amylovora contamination in 62, 42 and 51 out of 251 samples by nested-PCR in a single tube, standard one-round PCR and two-tube nested-PCR, respectively.
Antibacterial effect of effective compounds of Satureja hortensis and Thymus vulgaris essential oils against Erwinia amylovora.
Connue comme l'une des maladies les plus dangereuses des pommiers, poiriers ou autres arbres fruitiers, le feu bacterien est une maladie due a la bacterie Erwinia amylovora, capable dans les cas extremes de toucher l'arbre de facon mortelle.
2000) reported that ASM induced the systemic acquired resistance in pear against fire blight of pear caused by Erwinia amylovora.
Preliminary in vitro evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of triterpenes and terpenoids towards Erwinia amylovora (Burrill).
In vitro studies on some natural beverages as botanical pesticides against Erwinia amylovora and Curtobacterium flaccumfaciensis subsp.
The raw periwinkle meat also contained some of the pathogenic organisms although at a minimal level with some psychotropic organisms such as Erwinia amylovora and Serratia maracescense (Table 2).
Potatoes, other root rot crops, some ornamentals Black rot of Physalospora Apples, crabapples apple obtusa Black rot of Xanthomonas Radish, mustard, crucifers campestris cauliflower Crown gall Agrobacterium Hundreds of woody tumefaciens and herbaceous plants Fireblight Erwinia amylovora Ornamentals and fruit in the Rose family Leaf blight of Erwinia carotovora, African violet, iris African Erwinia violet chrysanthemi NAME CONDITION/REMEDY Bacterial Water-soaked leaf spots, blight stem rot, sudden wilt, and collapse of tissue.