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bacterial canker

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of plants, characterized by cankers and usually by exudation of gum, caused by bacteria, as of the genera Pseudomonas and Corynebacterium. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • bacterial canker was reported by growers as a problem in some orchards.
  • bacterial canker and brown rot of stone fruit are serious diseases.
  • Genetic diversity of citrus bacterial canker pathogens preserved in herbarium specimens.
  • Genetic diversity and worldwide proliferation of citrus bacterial canker pathogens identified in historic specimens.

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