First Visit to the UAB Community Gardens

Today we made our first trip to the Gardens!

We took a group photo…

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…explored around…

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…and found several interesting examples of different infections!

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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)…

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

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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.

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

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

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