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.
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.