Definition of crown gall in English:

crown gall

Syllabification: crown gall

noun

1A bacterial disease of plants, especially fruit bushes and trees, that is characterized by large tumorlike galls on the roots and lower trunk.
  • This disease is caused by the soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens
More example sentences
  • Cane blight and bacterial crown gall are two important pathogens of brambles that enter the plant almost exclusively through wounds.
  • Other diseases include rust, crown gall, anthracnose and petal blight.
  • It seems to be particularly effective in treating crown gall, a bacterial disease which can weaken or even girdle vines.
1.1A large tumorlike gall caused by crown gall disease.
More example sentences
  • The plant pathogenic bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens induces tumours, called crown galls, on plants.
  • Most crown galls are caused by the bacteria, but be aware that other things can look like them.
  • Cane galls and crown galls can vary in size and are usually white or gray and brown.

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