a shoot of a plant bearing buds suitable for bud grafting.

bud1 + wood1

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Rose mosaic virus is transmitted through infected rootstock or budwood during
  the commercial propagation process.
Longer distance spread is mediated through grafting with infected budwood, and
  movement of infected nursery stock.
Citrus greening can also be transmitted by grafting diseased budwood.
Initial supplies of budwood have been made available to researchers, breeders
  and commercial nurseries.
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