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Invasive microbes are introduced microorganisms which are usually single-celled, or too small for the unaided eye to see, including bacteria, viruses, protists, and fungi.

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Species Profiles

Southern bacterial wilt Fowlpox lesions on chicken Soybean rust damage Whirling disease on trout

Listed below are the microbial species for which we have completed species profiles - general information about microbial species commonly known as invasive. This is not a list of all invasive microbial species, nor does it have any regulatory implications. These profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.

Species not Established in the U.S.

Animal Pathogens

Avian Influenza (Orthomyxoviridae)
Exotic Newcastle Disease (Paramyxovirus)
Fowlpox (Avipoxvirus)
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (Novirhabdovirus)
West Nile Virus (Flavivirus)
Whirling Disease (Myxobolus cerebralis)
White-Nose Syndrome

Plant Pathogens

Citrus Canker (Xanthomonas axonopodis)
Citrus Greening (Liberibacter asiaticus)
Dogwood Anthracnose (Discula destructiva)
Dutch Elm Disease (Ophiostoma ulmi and Ophiostoma novo-ulmi)
Gladiolus Rust (Uromyces transversalis)
Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)
Laurel Wilt (Raffaelea lauricola)
Plum Pox (Potyviruses: Potyviridae)
Southern Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum)
Soybean Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi, Phakopsora meibomiae)
Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum)
Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease (Geosmithia morbida)(Dec 14, 2010)
White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola)

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Last Modified: Feb 24, 2011
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