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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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Development of a highly sensitive nested-PCR procedure using a single closed tube for detection of Erwinia amylovora in asymptomatic plant material.
Nucleotide sequence analysis of a transposon (Tn5393) carrying streptomycin resistance genes in Erwinia amylovora and other gram-negative bacteria.
Isolation and Molecular Characterization of the Fire Blight Pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, Isolated from Apple and Pear Orchards in Egypt.
Cloning of a large gene cluster involved in Erwinia amylovora CFBP1430 virulence.
Erwinia amylovora hrpN mutants blocked in harpin synthesis express a reduced virulence on host plant and elicit variable hypersensitive reactions on tobacco.
Erwinia amylovora secretes DspE, a pathogenicity factor and functional AvrE homolog, through the Hrp (type III secretion) pathway.
Homology and functional similarity of an hrp-linked pathogenicity locus, dspEF, of Erwinia amylovora and the avirulence locus avrE of Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tomato.
DspA, an essential pathogenicity factor of Erwinia amylovora showing homology with AvrE of Pseudomonas syringae, is secreted via the Hrp secretion pathway in a DspB-dependent way.
HrpW of Erwinia amylovora, a new Hrp-secreted protein.
The DspB/F protein of Erwinia amylovora is a type III secretion chaperone ensuring efficient intrabacterial production of the Hrp-secreted DspA/E pathogenicity factor.
Visualization of secreted Hrp and Avr proteins along the Hrp pilus during type III secretion in Erwinia amylovora and Pseudomonas syringae.
HrpW of Erwinia amylovora, a new harpin that contains a domain homologous to pectate lyases of a distinct class.