bacterial speck

bacterial speck

[bak′tir·ē·əl ′spek]
(plant pathology)
A bacterial disease of plants characterized by small lesions on plant parts.
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So if you want to know more about blight, bacterial speck, ring rot, downy mildew, virus diseases, purple spot, white tip, sclerotium rot, powdery scab, silver scurf, soil rot or gangrene, then this is the book you need.
a BTI scientist and professor of plant pathology at Cornell, report for the first time that two very different effector proteins (AvrPto and AvrPtoB) produced by the same Pseudomonas syringae bacterium bind to a single plant resistance protein (Pto) in tomato leaf cells - an event that activates the plant's immunity to bacterial speck disease.