Microbial parasites of plants 

While most plant associated microbes are either helpful or commensals of the host, some can cause devastating damages. Organisms that cause infectious disease include fungi, oomycetes, bacteria, viruses, viroids, virus-like organisms, phytoplasmas, protozoa, nematodes and parasitic plants. Control of these infections are covered under the study of plant pathology.

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Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843

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