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Plant Pathogenesis


A review article that describes the spread of disease in plants due to climate change. This article in the African Journal of Biotechnology discusses how rising temperatures and changing concentrations of carbon dioxide can affect pathogenesis in plants.

Students will learn how climate change affects the developmental stages of pathogens, the dispersal of pathogens, and the geographical distribution of hosts and pathogens. They will also learn of plant-pathogen interactions through specific case studies.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is plant pathogenesis?
  2. Discuss how climate change is potentially causing disease in plants.
About Tool
Tool NameThe Effect of Climate Change on Plant Diseases
DisciplineBiological Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplinePlant Pathology, Plant Pathogens, Plant Disease, Plant Parasitic Vector,bPathogenesis, Host-Pathogen-Environment Triangle, Crop Security, Food  Security
Climate TopicClimate and the Biosphere, Climate and Food Security
Type of toolReading
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
Translation     –
Developed byR. Yáñez-López, I. Torres-Pacheco, R. G. Guevara-González, M. I. Hernández-Zul, J. A. Quijano-Carranza and E. Rico-García
Hosted atAfrican Journal of Biotechnology, 11(10), 2417-2428
Computer SkillsBasic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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