Definition of plum pox in English:

plum pox

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noun

[mass noun]
An aphid-borne virus disease of plum trees characterized by yellow blotches on the leaves and pockets of dead tissue in the fruit.
More example sentences
  • Determining the origin of plum pox virus is a critical step in eradicating this emerging disease that now threatens the $1.3 billion U.S. stone fruit industry.
  • Arboretum researchers recently used genetics to investigate plum pox virus, which spells trouble for the $1.3 billion stone fruit industry that includes plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and other ornamental relatives.
  • More than 100 million stone fruit trees in Europe are infected with plum pox, the most virulent strain of which was first discovered in the United States in 1999.

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