Genetic Control of Hypersensitivity and Pathogenicity in Pseudomonas Syringae PV. Phaseolicola

  • P. B. Lindgren
  • N. J. Panopoulos
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 1)


Pseudomonas syringae pathovars are ideal organisms to use in studies of host-pathogen interactions. These organisms are related taxonomically, but are different from each other with respect to pathology, host species, genus or cultivar specificity, type of disease they produce, and the production of chemically distinct Phytotoxins [1,2]. Some members of this group share common hosts and virtually all elicit hypersensitive responses in plants they do not normally infect [3]. Furthermore, the high degree of genetic homology among many of them [2] makes it likely that the organisms themselves or the genes which determine their similar properties have common evolutionary origins.


Hypersensitive Response EcoRI Fragment Heterologous Host Susceptible Reaction Compatible Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. Lindgren
    • 1
  • N. J. Panopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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