black measles


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black measles

[¦blak ′mē·zəlz]
(medicine)
(plant pathology)
A disease of California grapevines of uncertain etiology; characterized by black spotting of the skin of the fruit, browning and dropping of the leaves, and dying back of the canes from the tip.
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Spore traps were placed in selected vineyards where black measles and vine decline were known to occur.
chlamydosporum to be among several different fungi (which can include eutypalata) that cause classic black measles and esca heartwood rot.