soft rot


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soft rot

[′sȯft ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A mushy, watery, or slimy disintegration of plant parts caused by either fungi or bacteria.
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Key words: MIS and BIOLOG, PCR, Pectobacterium carotovorum, Soft rot.
Hence there is a need to assay local medicinal traditional plants crude extracts in order to control Irish potato soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora in tropical conditions.
However, outbreaks of soft rot can cause substantial losses in the yield and marketability of Chinese cabbage (Kikumoto, 2000; Park et al.
Based on the severity of the soft rot symptoms produced in the potato slices, a scale was developed to qualify the effect of B.
A soft rot of the seed pieces occurs, and yields are negatively affected.
log with soft rot may also contain hard rot, hard rot in pith, or color defect in pith).
There is a significant amount of soft rot about, particularly on crops from areas that received a lot of rain towards the end of October, " he said.
As this soft rot is a bacterial disease it is very difficult to control, so good hygiene is important.
Bacterial soft rot can severely damage a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
are the causal agents of the two most important bacterial diseases of potato: blackleg of stems occurring early in the growing season and tuber soft rot in storage (Perombelon and Kelman, 1980).