cotton anthracnose

cotton anthracnose

[′kät·ən an′thrak‚nōs]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of cotton caused by Glomerella gossypii and characterized by reddish-brown to light-colored or necrotic spots.
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But by far her most significant and lasting contribution was her 1891 discovery of a previously unknown fungus (Colletotrichum gossypii) causing cotton anthracnose which was responsible for killing thousands of acres of cotton each year.