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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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Baldrian, "Degradation of cellulose and hemicelluloses by the brown rot fungus Piptoporus betulinus production of extracellular enzymes and characterization of the major cellulases," Microbiology, vol.
When attacked by the white rot fungus Pycnoporus sanguineus, the heartwood showed a weight loss lower than 10%, and could be classified as resistant.
Lee, "Biodecolorization and biodegradation of reactive Levafix Blue E-RA granulate dye by the white rot fungus Irpex lacteus," Journal of Environmental Management, vol.
Enhanced production of laccase enzyme by the white rot fungus pleurotusflorida using response surface methodology.
Decolorization of Heat-Treatment Liquor of waste sludge by a bioreactor using polyurethane foam-immobilized white rot fungus equipped with an ultra-membrane filtration unit.
Isolation, identification, and biochemical characterization of a brown rot fungus capable of textile dye decolorization.
Oxidation of persistent environmental pollutants by a white rot fungus. Science.
Kinetic analysis for biodegradation process of pentachlorophenol in the presence of white rot fungus, Journal of Agro-environmental Science 1: 167-169.
Dr Eastwood, based in the university's College of Science, said: "Sequencing this dry rot fungus could have wide-reaching implications."
If you have a bumper crop, share them with neighbours and friends or, if the variety is a good keeper, store them in a cool, dry place between layers of newspaper to stop any cross-infection of brown rot fungus. Check the stored apples regularly and remove any infected ones.
It is also attempts do find cheaper, environment friendly means of controlling the rot fungus using some medicinal plants.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: This root rot fungus lives on trees and woody shrubs and can affect tree roots if new trees are planted in soil that originally held infected roots and when the shoestring-looking mats of fungus have been left behind to decay.