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www.newphytologist.org 71 Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.
 

Summary: www.newphytologist.org 71
Review
Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.
Research review
Plant venereal diseases: insights from a
messy metaphor
Janis Antonovics
Biology Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA
Author for correspondence:
Janis Antonovics
Tel: +1 434 2435076
Fax: +1 434 9825626
Email: ja8n@virginia.edu
Received: 24 April 2004
Accepted: 24 June 2004
Summary
The concept of plant venereal disease is examined from definitional, operational and
axiomatic viewpoints. The transmission of many plant pathogens occurs during the
flowering phase and is effected either by pollinators or by wind dispersal of spores
from inflorescences. Attraction of insects by pseudo-flowers or sugary secretions

  

Source: Antonovics, Janis - Department of Biology, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine