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  • n. Any of many parasitic fungi, of the genus Phytophthora, that cause brown rot in plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of parasitic fungi closely allied to the genus Peronospora, from which it differs by the spores being lateral instead of terminal.

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  • n. destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants

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  • The disaster resulted from the fungus called phytophthora infestans, also known as potato blight, that totally ravaged the potato crop 1846 to 1852, and the indifference of the British government.

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  • In 2009, the same fungal pathogen known as phytophthora infestans was recorded from New York to Wisconsin, wiping out many home garden tomato crops.

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  • And she says all 500 stands of the tree - produced from one original plant - are under threat from the deadly root rot disease phytophthora, which is spreading rapidly through grass plains surrounding its habitat.

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  • Other members of Congress from Georgia in either party earlier this year requested earmarks for projects such as a $330,000 renovation of a historic train car repair shop in Savannah; $200,000-plus to study ways to improve Georgia's blueberry production; and $178,000 to study a disease called phytophthora that affects cucumbers and squash.

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  • Another spate of rain about two weeks before Irene caused outbreaks of the phytophthora fungus —a type of water mold — in many fields, said Jim Stakey, owner of Stakey's Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue, on New York's Long Island.

    Northeast farmers warn of Irene pumpkin shortage

  • They had also looked into infecting potatoes with phytophthora infestans, or potato blight—the disease that brought on famine in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century.

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  • The cypress aphid that turns green conifer hedges to patchy brown features frequently, as does phytophthora, particularly on yew hedges.

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  • Another spate of rain about two weeks before Irene caused outbreaks of the phytophthora fungus -a type of water mold - in many fields, said Jim Stakey, owner of Stakey's Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue, on New York's Long Island.

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  • Dr David Slawson, of the Food and Environment Research Agency, said the phytophthora had probably come from Asia via Europe.

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  • Then last year, taking everyone by surprise, the phytophthora jumped species and rapidly began infecting and killing the commercially important

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