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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cryphonectria parasitica is an introduced fungal pathogen responsible for the decline of the American chestnut, Castanea dentata.
In 1904, a fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) from Asia that was first discovered in New York City cost us our precious American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata).
1904 The chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) arrives in shipments of Asian chestnut nursery stock.
Harper (1943) noted Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr (chestnut blight) appeared in Alabama in 1928 and by 1943 nearly all C.
Distribucion y diversidad de los tipos de compatibilidad vegetativa de Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr en castanos de Castilla y Leon.
The fungus the scientists call Cryphonectria parasitica (previously known as Endothia parasitica) first reared its ugly head in New York City in 1904.