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Bacterial Diseases of Plants

Nature volume 88, pages 528529 (15 February 1912) | Download Citation



THE second volume of Dr. E. F. Smith's work upon bacteria in relation to plant diseases, published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, comes very opportunely to this country at a time when there are signs of an awakening interest in the subject of bacterial diseases of plants, and botanists, especially those interested in agriculture or horticulture, are beginning to turn their attention to the many economic problems in connection with this branch of phytopathology. The first volume, published in 1905, the author states, “had for its aim only the clearing of the ground by a discussion of methods of work in the general subject of bacteriology.”

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