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  1. erwinianoun

    rod-shaped motile bacteria that attack plants


  1. Erwinianoun

    a genus of rod-shaped motile bacteria, classed among the Enterobacteriaceae, that may attack plants. Species of Erwinia may also be cultured on artificial growth media.


  1. erwinia

    Erwinia is a genus of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria containing mostly plant pathogenic species, named after the famous plant pathologist, Erwin Frink Smith. These bacteria are rod-shaped and can cause diseases in a variety of plant species, such as fire blight in apples and pears or soft rot in potatoes.


  1. Erwinia

    Erwinia is a genus of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria containing mostly plant pathogenic species which was named for the first phytobacteriologist, Erwin Frink Smith. It is a gram negative bacterium related to Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella and Yersinia. It is primarily a rod-shaped bacteria. A well-known member of this genus is the species E. amylovora, which causes fireblight on apple, pear, and other Rosaceous crops. Erwinia carotovora is another species, which causes diseases in many plants. These species produce pectolytic enzymes that hydrolyze pectin between individual plant cells. This causes the cells to separate, a disease plant pathologists term bacterial soft rot.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Erwinia

    A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria whose organisms are associated with plants as pathogens, saprophytes, or as constituents of the epiphytic flora.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erwinia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erwinia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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