Common Causes of Plant Diseases


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If a plant has yellow streaks, which of the following might be the problem?

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1. What are the symptoms when a plant has an insect infestation?

2. Which of the following is an example of a fungal infection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this brief quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of what causes plant diseases, including fungal infections and insect infestation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested as you complete this quiz:

  • Cause of yellow streaks on a plant
  • Symptoms of an insect infestation in plants
  • Fungal infection examples
  • Cause of scabs on plants
  • Appearance of plant diseases

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about plants with fungal infections in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scabs on plants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the appearance of plants with disease

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled Common Causes of Plant Diseases. This lesson covers the following:

  • Effect of pathogens in plants
  • Microorganisms that invade living cells
  • Cucumber mosaic
  • Caterpillars as pathogens