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rot

1. the process of rotting or the state of being rotten
2. something decomposed, disintegrated, or degenerate
3. short for dry rot
4. Pathol any putrefactive decomposition of tissues
5. Vet science a contagious fungal disease of the feet of sheep characterized by inflammation, swelling, a foul-smelling discharge, and lameness

rot

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(materials)
(plant pathology)
Any plant disease characterized by breakdown and decay of plant tissue.

rot

Decomposition in wood by fungi and other microorganisms; reduces its strength, density, and hardness. Also see brown rot, white rot.
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The vines raised in soil bed system yield more number of vine cuttings, observations were also taken in nursery for seedling rot due to Phytophthora infection.
* The valley is home to frosty pod rot fungi having the highest levels of genetic diversity, with 16 distinct genetic types occurring there, lending further evidence of the area's center-of-origin status.
According to results of Figure 1, leaves and roots of medicinal plants should be used for better production of crude extracts in big quantities, which will be used for antimicrobial activity on identified bacteria causing Irish potato soft rot.
The scientists explored the potential of these yeasts for controlling postharvest brown rot, the most destructive disease of stone fruits.
Early diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of foot rot. Animal may not show any kind of early outward signs even on careful physical examination.
There is speculation that the cause of Alabama Rot comes from mud, so some vets advise dog owners to wash any area of their dog which becomes wet or muddy on a walk, but it is not really known whether this is of any benefit.
The cause of Alabama Rot, also called 'dog's black death', is unknown and affects all breeds.
If you think your outdoor deck is revealing signs of wood rot or structural damage, contact the deck builders at UglyDeck.
VETS have confirmed another case of Alabama Rot in Greater Manchester.