brown rot


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brown rot

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

brown rot

A fungus that destroys wood cellulose, leaving a brown powdery residue behind.
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Resistance of parenchyma cells in wood to degradation by brown rot fungi, Mycological Progress.
Weight losses of Persea americanabranch wood and Alnus acuminata (reference species) after a 12 to 16 week exposure to white rot (Trametes versicolor, Phanerochaete chrysosporium) and brown rot (Postia placenta) decay fungi.
This has been quite a problem in East Anglia where our potato fields were infected with brown rot disease of potatoes which is virtually uncontrollable.
As part of a larger study of the microscopic studies, an opportunity was created to state the features diagnostic of brown rot and ability of light microscopy to detect the early stages of image [26] such as clamp connections.
He found a strain of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis that controls brown rot on peaches, and he and ARS hold patents on its use against storage rots of various commodities.
Numerous studies clearly indicate that parenchyma cells and late wood fibres of a range of broadleaved trees are resistant to degradation by brown rot and some weakly lignolytic white rot fungi
Brown rot can reduce crop yields by 50 per cent but does not affect humans if the potatoes are eaten.
Potatoes from Egypt have been destroyed after showing signs of the serious disease brown rot.
This leaves them vulnerable to attack by the brown rot fungus, which reduces your apples to a squidgy brown mass covered in creamy white fungus and makes them inedible.
There are also reports of brown rot in the Netherlands.
Check stored fruits for brown rot and remove - do not compost them
Pathways for extracellular Fenton Chemistry in the brown rot basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum.