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budwood

[buhd-wood] /ˈbʌdˌwud/
Horticulture
1.
a shoot of a plant bearing buds suitable for bud grafting.
Origin
bud1 + wood1
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  • Rose mosaic virus is transmitted through infected rootstock or budwood during the commercial propagation process.
  • The team made budwood-for grafting-available to breeders and nurseries for the first time last year.
  • 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.
  • The identification of infected trees is important in order to avoid using them as a source of budwood for citrus propagation.

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