chestnut blight

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chestnut blight

[′ches‚nət ‚blīt]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of the chestnut caused by Endothia parasitica, which attacks the bark and cambium, causing cankers that girdle the stem and kill the plant. Also known as chestnut canker.
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Cryphonectria parasitica is an introduced fungal pathogen responsible for the decline of the American chestnut, Castanea dentata.
Vegetative Incompatibility Diversity within Cryphonectria parasitica Cankers on American Chestnut Trees.
The fungus the scientists call Cryphonectria parasitica (previously known as Endothia parasitica) first reared its ugly head in New York City in 1904.