First Visit to the UAB Community Gardens

Today we made our first trip to the Gardens!

We took a group photo…


…explored around…


…and found several interesting examples of different infections!


We identified typical symptoms of a viral infection…image

…spotted a bean plant with symptoms of the bacterial leaf spot disease (caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria)…


…and another bean plant with symptoms of infection by the Bean Mosaic Virus:(


Here is a zucchini plant suffering from a powdery mildew infection. It is typically caused by the fungal speciesPodosphaera xanthii, but may also be caused by the fungiGolovinomyces cucurbitacearum and Golovinomyces orontii.


This pepper plant is infected with another fungal pathogenSeptoria lycopersici (Septoria blight disease).



We’ll be back in the Gardens next week to ID some of these pathogens with immunodetection kits!


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