fire blight

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fire blight

[′fīr ‚blīt]
(plant pathology)
A bacterial disease of apple, pear, and related pomaceous fruit trees caused by Erwinia amylovora; leaves are blackened, cankers form on the trunk, and flowers and fruits become discolored.
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Nucleotide sequence analysis of a transposon (Tn5393) carrying streptomycin resistance genes in Erwinia amylovora and other gram-negative bacteria.
agglomerans was found to handily outcompete Erwinia amylovora, the bacterium that causes fire blight.
Aldwinckle, is conducting a program to obtain apple varieties resistant to Erwinia amylovora, the causative agent of fire blight.
This disease, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, causes several million dollars in annual losses.