brown rot


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brown rot

[¦brau̇n ¦rät]
(plant pathology)
Any fungus or bacterial plant disease characterized by browning and tissue decay.
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brown rot

A fungus that destroys wood cellulose, leaving a brown powdery residue behind.
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Differences in the degradative capacity of brown rot fungi may also be explained by the number and types of lignocellulose-degrading genes in their genomes that would be effective on a grass substrate.
Brown rot is caused by the fungus Monilinia fructicola.
Benzimidazole, dicarboximide and triazole fungicides have been recommended for the chemical control of brown rot disease in the field during bloom and preharvest periods (Yoshimura et al., 2004).
Fruit skin shriveling and rots (stem end rot and brown rot) were assessed by using indices based on the proportion of fruit surface affected and ranked as 1: 0%, 2: less than 10%, 3: 10-25%, 4: 25-50% and 5: greater than 50% (Lizada et al., 1986).
Late summer problems may include brown rot, when soft brown patches appear on fruits such as apples, plums and pears.
Heartwood is very durable to insect attack as welt as white rot and brown rot fungi.
Brown rot is the autumn enemy and all infected fruit is for wheeliebins only.
Brown rot fungi attack the cellulose in a tree, Harmon said, leaving lignin, a structural material that helps build soil.