Journal of Applied Genetics

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Genetic background of host—pathogen interaction betweenCucumis sativus L. andPseudomonas syringae pv.lachrymans

  • H. Olczak-Woltman
  • M. Schollenberger
  • K. Niemirowicz-Szczytt
Review Article


The interplay of plant resistance mechanisms and bacterial pathogenicity is very complex. This applies also to the interaction that takes place between the pathogenPseudomonas syringae pv.lachrymans (Smith et Bryan) and the cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) as its host plant. Research onP. syringae pv.lachrymans has led to the discovery of specific factors produced during pathogenesis, i.e. toxins or enzymes. Similarly, studies on cucumber have identified the specific types of plant resistance expressed, namely Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) or Induced Systemic Resistance (ISR). This paper presents a summary of the current state of knowledge about this particular host-pathogen interaction, with reference to general information about interactions ofP. syringae pathovars with host plants.


angular leaf spot bacterial plant pathogen cucumber resistance mechanisms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Olczak-Woltman
    • 1
  • M. Schollenberger
    • 2
  • K. Niemirowicz-Szczytt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and BiotechnologyWarsaw University of Life SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyWarsaw University of Life SciencesWarsawPoland

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