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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Parasita as a group of hemipterous insects; the true lice, of the families Pediculidæ and Polyctenidæ.
- n. A series or subsection of hymenopterous insects, comprising the Cynipidæ, Evaniidæ, Ichneumonidæ, Braconidæ, Chalcididæ, and Proctotrupidæ. It corresponds nearly with Latreille's subsection Entomophaga, but the latter also included the Chrysididæ.
“A bark fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica), the causative agent of a disease known as chestnut blight and accidentally introduced into North America from Asia early in the 20th century, almost caused the tree become extinct.”
“A fungus Phialophora parasitica infects the tree and the heartwood responds by creating an aromatic resin.”
“The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was a dominant canopy species, but was extirpated at the turn of the century by the introduced chestnut blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica).”
“In the early 1900's the spread of the chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica, resulted in widespread loss of chestnut from the forest community.”
“Before chestnut blight, Endothia parasitica (Murrill), killed the trees in the East, tons of nuts were gathered there and a considerable quantity marketed; these, however, were chiefly of the smaller native species and little attention was paid to the trees, most of which were wild.”
“The Chairman: Is the Connellsville fungus also _diaporthe parasitica_?”
“Last winter specimens of what in external characteristics appeared to be Diaporthe parasitica were found in western Pennsylvania, Virginia and elsewhere, growing upon chestnut, oak and other species.”
“The disease known as the chestnut tree blight is caused by the fungus, _Diaporthe parasitica_, which usually finds entrance to the tree through wounds in the bark.”
“It can be infected by _Endothia parasitica_ but the disease progresses slowly and in some instances results in little harm.”
“The sinister spread of chestnut blight, as the bark disease caused by the fungus _Endothia parasitica_ is popularly called, within little more than 10 years, from its place of apparent origin near New York City into”
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