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wart disease Line breaks: wart dis|ease

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Definition of wart disease in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A fungal disease of potatoes which produces warty outgrowths on the tubers.
  • The fungus is Synchytrium endobioticum, subdivision Mastigomycotina
Example sentences
  • In Canada, an outbreak of fungal pathogens affecting canola and potato wart disease.
  • The potato is immune to wart disease and susceptible to viruses and blight, but it produces a good yield of excellent flavour.
  • In particular, outbreaks of plum pox virus, Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle and potato wart disease required our efforts to protect Canada's plant resources.

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