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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Crown Gall

Authors
item Gent, David
item Bull, Carolee

Submitted to: Compendium on Hop Diseases and Pests
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2008
Publication Date: May 15, 2009
Citation: Gent, D.H., Bull, C.T. 2009. Crown Gall. In: Mahaffee, W.F., Pethybridge, S.J., Gent, D.H., editors. Compendium of Hop Diseases and Pests. St. Paul, MN: APS Press. P. 55.

Interpretive Summary: Crown gall disease occurs on diverse dicotyledonous and gymnospermous plant species worldwide. Reports of crown gall on hop date back to at least 1929, and the disease has been reported from most countries where hop is or has been grown commercially. The epidemiology of the causal bacterium, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, has not been investigated thorough on hop. A review of the body of knowledge on the causal bacterium and crown gall disease is presented.

Technical Abstract: Crown gall disease occurs on diverse dicotyledonous and gymnospermous plant species worldwide. Reports of crown gall on hop date back to at least 1929, and the disease has been reported from most countries where hop is or has been grown commercially. The epidemiology of the causal bacterium, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, has not been investigated thorough on hop. A review of the body of knowledge on the causal bacterium and crown gall disease is presented.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014