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Pseudomonas syringae: Enterprising epiphyte and stealthy parasite

Arnold, Dawn; Preston, Gail


Dawn Arnold

Gail Preston


© 2019 The Authors. Pseudomonas syringae is best known as a plant pathogenic bacterium that causes diseases in a multitude of hosts, and it has been used as a model organism to understand the biology of plant disease. Pathogenic and non-pathogenic isolates of P. syringae are also commonly found living as epiphytes and in the wider environment, including water sources such as rivers and precipitation. Ice-nucleating strains of P. syringae are associated with frost damage to crops. The genomes of numerous strains of P. syringae have been sequenced and molecular genetic studies have elucidated many aspects of this pathogen’s interaction with its host plants.


Arnold, D., & Preston, G. (2019). Pseudomonas syringae: Enterprising epiphyte and stealthy parasite. Microbiology, 165(3), 251-253.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 17, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 1, 2019
Publication Date Mar 1, 2019
Journal Microbiology (United Kingdom)
Print ISSN 1350-0872
Electronic ISSN 1465-2080
Publisher Microbiology Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 165
Issue 3
Pages 251-253
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