white muscardine

white muscardine

[‚wīt ′məs·kər‚dēn]
(invertebrate zoology)
A disease of the silkworm caused by the fungus Beauveria bassiana.
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But the silkworm always suffers from diseases in the sericulture production, especially white muscardine caused by infection with entomopathogenic fungi.
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