brown rot


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brown rot

[¦brau̇n ¦rät]
(plant pathology)
Any fungus or bacterial plant disease characterized by browning and tissue decay.

brown rot

A fungus that destroys wood cellulose, leaving a brown powdery residue behind.
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compared with white rot fungi, where commercial application is of greater interest, little is known about the lignin decomposition capacity of brown rot fungi [13] except for a few reports of the presence of ligninolytic enzymes in brown rot fungi [19,20].
Potato brown rot does not pose any threat to human health.
Agency researchers have determined that the surfaces on plums are able to harbor several species of yeast that have potential for use as biological controls against the brown rot disease found on stone fruits.
He said Lebanon had been on the blacklist for potato imports to Europe since the publication of a report confirming the presence of the brown rot disease in the 1960s.
You have done all the right things to prevent caterpillars but I wonder if this is brown rot - a fungus that completely destroys fruit, not just apples but also plums, pears and cherries.
PESTS Brown rot strikes the apple Mildew shrouds the vine.
Basidiomycetes also include brown rot fungi such as the dry rot that can destroy houses by breaking down the cellulose in the construction wood.
The brown rot basidiomycetes cause the most destructive type of wood decay and are important contributors to biomass recycling.
Check stored apples for brown rot and destroy infected ones - do not compost them.
Common problems include brown rot, apple scab and diseases derived from poor calcium levels, erratic watering or wet summers.
Apple trees can suffer from a variety of common problems such as brown rot, apple scab and other diseases, often derived from poor levels of calcium, erratic watering or wet summers.