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bitter rot

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of apples, grapes, and other fruit, characterized by cankers on the branches or twigs and bitter, rotted fruit, caused by any of several fungi.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Examples for bitter rot
  • Blue mold and bitter rot of apple fruit is caused by two different fungi.
  • Field studies will examine the structure of the population of bitter rot fungi.
  • Highly susceptible to bitter rot and moderately susceptible to scab.
  • Both bitter rot and blue mold decays were effectively controlled by a combination of either of the antagonists and heat treatment.
  • Fruit are resistant to scab, moderately resistant to bitter rot, but susceptible to russet.
  • bitter rot and blue mold decays were effectively controlled when combining one of several antagonists heat treatment.

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